Determination of plate source, detector separation from one signal

Stephen Holland, Tadej Kosel, Richard Weaver, Wolfgang Sachse

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We address the problem of locating a transient source, such as an acoustic emission source, in a plate. We apply time-frequency analysis to the signals detected at a receiver. These highly dispersive and complex waveforms are measured for source-receiver separations ranging from 40 to 180 plate thicknesses and at frequencies such that 10 to 20 Rayleigh-Lamb branches are included. Reassigned, smoothed, pseudo-Wigner-Ville distributions are generated that exhibit the expected sharp ridges in the time-frequency plane, lying along the predicted frequency-time-of-arrival relations. The source-receiver separation can be determined from such plots.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)620-623
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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