Description: Ultrasonic inspections of austenitic stainless steel weld metal are particularly difficult because of the dendritic structure and anisotropy of the material. The acoustic properties of stainless steel weld metal are discussed. Data on frequency spectra and variations in longitudinal and shear velocities with wave-propagation direction are presented. The difference in detectability of artificial reflectors using shear waves of varying polarization is presented, and it is demonstrated that, in some cases, horizontally polarized shear waves can detect a reflector in the weld metal, whereas the traditional vertically polarized shear waves cannot.
Date: March 1978
Creator: Kupperman, D. S. & Reimann, K. J.
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