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1. What is ultrasonic wave?
Sound wave with frequency greater than 20kHz (frequency of sound wave audible to human being is 2020000Hz) is called ultrasonic wave. It obeys all the laws
that the low frequency sound wave obeys. The ultrasonic frequency range used for non destructive testing and thickness gauging is about 100kHz to 100MHz
2. What is ultrasonic frequency range? Any sound wave having frequency above 20kHz is ultrasound. The frequency of ultrasound may be 200MHz also.
3. Mention the name of variable affecting the propagation of ultrasonic wave. Medium inertia and elasticity are these variables.
4. What do you mean by acoustic impedance offered by any medium? When wave travels through a medium, the medium offers an impedance to the wave to propagate. In case of longitudinal wave (sound) this impedance is called Acoustic impedance. From the forcevoltage analogy, acoustic impedance = Acoustic pressure / particle velocity, where acoustic pressure is analogous to voltage and particle velocity is analogous to current. Acoustic pressure generates due to wave propagation. It can be shown that if acoustic impedance = Z, then
Z =
Where, ρ = Density of the medium, E = Bulk modulus of the medium.
5. Why attenuation of sound occurs in absorbing medium? Attenuation is the exponential decrement of the amplitude of sound wave when it propagates through the absorbing medium. This is occurred because when sound wave propagates through an absorbing medium (e.g. sound wave in a stretched string immersed in a viscous liquid), the medium absorbs the energy of the sound wave as it propagates.
6. What is the relation between power level and total energy transmitted per unit length in case of transverse wave propagating through a stretched stribg? Power level = (Total energy per unit length) * (wave velocity)
7. What do you mean by ultrasonic wavefront? It is the plane perpendicular to the direction of propagation of ultrasonic wave, where the phase and the velocity of all waves are equal.
Figure 1: Ultrasonic wavefront
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8. Draw the graph that shows the decay of amplitude of the wave with distance in an absorbing medium.
Figure 2: Waves in absorbing medium
9. What do you mean by wave number of a wave? The wave number (n) is the number of complete waves per unit length. Therefore, n = 2π / λ OR [ Wavenumber in most physical sciences is a wave property inversely related to wavelength, having SI units of reciprocal meters (m ^{−}^{1} ). Wavenumber is the spatial analog of frequency, that is, it is the measurement of the number of repeating units of a propagating wave (the number of times a wave has the same phase) per unit of space.]
10. Define phase velocity of the ultrasonic wave.
Figure 3: Planes of equal phases
Wave velocity is called the phase velocity (V). It is the velocity with which planes of equal phases (for transverse wave, crest & trough and for longitudinal wave compression & rarefaction) travel through the medium. V = ν ∗ λ Where ν & λ = frequency & wavelength respectively of the wave
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11. What is the function of wear plate of the ultrasonic transducer?

Basic purpose is to protect the active element from the external testing 

environment. In case of contact transducers, the wear plate must be a corrosion resistant material (steel). Also a wear plate having proper impedance (that depend upon the impedances of active element & test medium) and proper size (λ / 4) can allow as much as energy possible to come out from the active element. 
12. Name two materials that show piezoelectric effect. Two materials are barium titanate & quartz with 12*10^3 Vm/N & 50*10^3 Vm/N voltage sensitivity respectively.
13. Which parameters are measured in pulse echo method? A material inhomogeneity, when illuminated by a pulsed ultrasonic beam, reflects an echo which is measured by receiver probe. That is, the amplitude of the echo and the transit time of the pulse from the transmitter to the reflector and back are measured.
14. What is echo repetition frequency?
15. What is the test method by which US frequency can be measured? In transit time method, the transit time or the corresponding US (ultrasonic) frequency is measured. Also in frequency modulation method, US frequency is measured.
16. What do you mean by ring down effect? In the single element transducers, the element changes its status between transmitter mode and receiver mode alternatively. Now if the time taken by the element to change its status from one mode to another is anyhow less than the total transit time of the ultrasound, a problem occurs. For example, if the element takes 5mS to become a receiver from a transmitter and the total transit time (taken by the ultrasound to cover the path between TX and RX) is 2Ms, then in time of receiving the ultrasound, the element will can not be acting as a receiver, it will be taking 3 more mS to become a receiver. So, nothing can be received. This is called Ring Down Effect. It can be removed by use of dual element transducers, delay line transducers (where, an acoustic path provides a delay between the generation and arrival of the ultrasound).
17. Give two example of couplant? In contact ultrasonic testing the couplants are generally a thin film of oil, grease, glycerin and water used between transducer and test body. In immersion ultrasonic testing the transducer and the test body are immersed in the couplant which is generally water.
18. What do you mean by side lobe of ultrasonic transducer?
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19. What is necessary of suspended particles or bubbles in the liquid for ultrasonic flow measurement? Actually the suspended particles or bubbles act as the reflector of ultrasonic waves in the liquid e. g. in Doppler flowmeter, the particles act as moving source and moving observers. And the reflections of ultrasound in the particles cause the frequency shift.
20. What is reverse piezoelectric effect? If a varying potential is applied to the proper axis of a piezoelectric crystal then the dimension of the crystal will be changed thereby deformation in the crystal will be occurred. This is called reverse piezoelectric effect.
21. Which is better, magnetostrictive or piezoelectric transducer? Piezoelectric transducer is better because it has:
i. 
Lower cost. 
ii. 
Smaller size. 
iii. 
Ease of fabrication. 
iv. 
Higher efficiency. 
22. What is the major factor that severely limits the transmission and detective devices used in Submarines using ultrasonic wave?
Figure 4: transmission of ultrasound from steel to water
Reflection coefficient of sound energy from steel to water is given by RC = ((Z1 – Z2) / (Z1+Z2)) Where, Z1, Z2 = acoustic impedance of steel & water respectively It is observed that the approximate value of RC in normal condition = 0.85 So, 85% of the energy transmitted by a transmitter from the inside of steel bodied submarine will be reflected from the interface between submarine wall (steel) and water and only 15% can be transmitted to destination. Therefore, the transmitted signal becomes very weak making the transmission doubtful.
Choose the correct alternative
23. Propagation of ultrasonic wave through the material medium can be treated as
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i. 
Isothermal 
ii. 
Adiabatic 
iii. 
Both (i) & (ii) 
iv. 
None of these 


i. 
10m/s 
ii. 
1000m/s 
iii. 
200m/s 
iv. 
100m/s 


i. 
Real 
ii. 
Complex 
iii. 
Both (i) & (ii) 
iv. 
None of these 


i. 
Increases linearly 
ii. 
Decreases linearly 
iii. 
Falls exponentially 
iv. 
None of these 


i. 
Z = ρE 
ii. 
Z = ρ ^{2} E 
iii. 
Z = (ρρρρE) ^{0}^{.}^{5} 
iv. 
none of these 


i. 
Completely transmitted 
ii. 
Completely reflected 
iii. 
Partly reflected and partly transmitted 
iv. 
None of these 


transmitted with no reflection is that impedance of the coupling medium is 

i. 
Harmonic mean 
ii. 
Arithmetic mean 
iii. 
Product 
iv. 
Sum of the two impedances to be matched 


i. 
Zero 
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ii. 
One 

iii. 
Between zero and one 

iv. 
None of these 



i. 
Reflected wave 

ii. 
Transmitted 

iii. 
Both (i) & (ii) 

iv. 
None of these 



i. 
Zω ^{2} A 

ii. 
ZωA ^{2} 

iii. 
0.5 Zωωωω ^{2} A ^{2} 

iv. 
None of these 



i. 
barium chloride 

ii. 
potassium nitrate 

iii. 
ADP and barium chloride 

iv. 
None of these 



i. 
Low frequency 

ii. 
Medium frequency 

iii. 
Both (i) and (ii) 

iv. 
None of these 



the purpose of 

i. 
pain relief 

ii. 
removal of etching 

iii. 
coupling 

iv. 
None of these 

of a tank for the 

i. 
Top 

ii. 
Side 

iii. 
Base 
iv.
Both (i) and (iii)
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1. What is ultrasound? Write down the advantages of ultrasonic measurement. (2+3) Sound wave with frequency greater than 20kHz (frequency of sound wave audible to human being is 2020000Hz) is called ultrasound. Actually pressure variations travel through a medium at a velocity of sound. The term ultrasonic refers to pressure disturbances (usually are short bursts of sine waves) whose frequency is above 20 kHz. It obeys all the laws that the low frequency sound wave obeys. The ultrasonic frequency range used for non destructive testing and thickness gauging is about 100 kHz to 100MHz. Advantages of ultrasonic measurement

Higher frequency ultrasounds have shorter wave length. So, the diffraction 

or bending of the wave around the obstacle of given dimension is reduced. Therefore, it is easier to focus or to direct a beam of ultrasound. Ultrasound can pass easily through the metal wall. That means that the 

entire measurement system can be mounted completely external to the fluid i.e. it is non invasive. It is important for hostile fluids such as corrosive acids, radioactive, explosives etc. Ultrasound can propagate through biological tissues without causing any 

harm to them. So, it is applicable in medical field. The silence of ultrasound makes it useful in military applications. 
2. Distinguish between particle velocity & wave velocity and obtain the relation between them. (5)
For, any types of waves (transverse or longitudinal), the particle velocity refers to the velocity of vibration of tiny particles of the medium (the vibration is responsible for the generation of the wave), while the wave velocity is the velocity at which the wave propagates through the medium as a result of the vibrations of tiny particles of the medium.
Figure 1: Transverse wave
We know the displacement of a general particle in a transverse wave (fig1) is given by:
y(x,t) = Asin ((2π/λ)(Vt−x)) where, y=displacement of particle x=travel of wave in +ve X direction
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V=velocity of wave in +ve X direction A=amplitude of displacement curve Particle velocity = dy/dt = (2AVπ/λ)cos ((2π/λ)(Vt−x)) = U (say) And, slope of the displacement curve = dy/dx = −(2Aπ/λ)cos ((2π/λ)(Vt−x)) = m (say) Therefore, U = −(2Aπ/λ)cos((2π/λ)(Vt−x)) * V = m*V
Therefore, U = m*V
3. A simple harmonic wave of amplitude 8 units transverse a line of particles in the direction of +ve X axis. At any instant of time, at a distance 10cm from origin, the displacement is +6 units, and for a particle at a distance 25cm from the origin, the displacement is +4 units. Calculate the wavelength. (5)
Figure 2: Situation of question 3
We know, the displacement of particle for +X direction travel of the wave is given by:
y(x,t) = Asin((2π/λ)(Vt−x))
(1)
Given that, at a time instant, y = +6 units for x = 10cm
and
y = +4 units for x = 25cm
Putting these values in (1) we get,
6 = 8sin ((2π/λ)(Vt−10))(2) and 4 = 8sin ((2π/λ)(Vt−25))(3)
From (2) we get, (6/8) = sin ((2π/λ)(Vt−10))
or, 
0.85 = (2π/λ)(Vt−10) 
or, 
0.135 = Vt/λ−10/λ 
or, 
Vt/λ = 0.135 + 10/λ (4) 
From (3) we get, (4/8) = sin ((2π/λ)(Vt−25)) 

or, 
0.52 = (2π/λ)(Vt−25) 
or, 
0.08 = Vt/λ−25/λ 
or, 
Vt/λ = 0.08 + 25/λ (5) 
From (4) & (5) we get 0.135 + 10/λ = 0.08 + 25/λ 

Therefore, 
_{λ}_{λ}_{λ}_{λ} _{=}_{=}_{=}_{=} 272.72cm 
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4. Show that the characteristic impedance offered by a string to the traveling waves is given by Z =
µT ; where y is the linear density of the string and T is
the tension with which it is stretched.
Figure 3: Situation of question 4
The periodic transverse force F = FoCosωt is applied on the string at x = 0 position. Now, particle displacement is given by:
y(x,t) = Asin((2π/λ)(Vt−x)) (1) Now, dy/dx = −(2Aπ/λ)cos ((2π/λ)(Vt−x)), dy/dt = (2AVπ/λ)cos ((2π/λ)(Vt−x)) Therefore, (dy/dx) = −(1/V) (dy/dt) (2)
Now, from fig3, F = Focosωt = −Tsinθ = −Ttanθ [Qfor, small θ, sinθ = tanθ] = −T(dy/dx)x=0
[Qtanθ = Slope of curve at x = 0 = (dy/dx)x=0 ] = (T/V) (dy/dt) [from 2] = (T/V) (2AVπ/λ)cos ((2π/λ)(Vt−x)) x=0
= (T/V) (Vo) cos(2Vtπ/λ)
(Vo = 2AVπ/λ)
= (T/V) (Vo) cos(ωt) (ω = 2vπ/λ)
∴ Focosωt
= (T/V) (Vo) cos(ωt)
Now, characteristic impedance is given by, Z = (Transverse force amplitude) / (Transverse velocity amplitude) = Fo/Vo = T/V
= µT
[Qvelocity of transverse wave on a string is V =
/ µ ]
5. Define intensity of sound wave. Also prove that intensity of sound wave depends on amplitude, frequency and impedance. Intensity:  When wave travels through a medium, energy is transported from one part to another. The intensity of a sound wave is defined as the average energy crossing a unit cross sectional area perpendicular to the direction of propagation of the wave per unit time. Or, it may also be stated as the average power transmitted across the unit cross sectional area perpendicular to the direction of propagation of the wave.
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Consider an elemental volume ∆v containing n number of particles of a pipe containing a gas of density ρ through which sound wave is propagating. Energy of oscillation of each particle is given by:
E = mA ^{2} _{ω}_{ω}_{ω}_{ω} ^{2} / 2 Where, m = mass of particles, A= amplitude of their oscillation, ω = angular velocity of particle.
Figure 4a: Sound in a pipe
Figure 4b: Two consequent wave fronts
Now, E for n number of particles of that elemental volume ∆v is = nE
And, 
nE = (nm)A ^{2} ω ^{2} / 
2 

= (ρ∆v) A ^{2} ω ^{2} Now, energy per unit volume = U = nE / ∆v 
/ 2 
[Q nm = ρ∆v] 

= 
ρ 
A ^{2} ω ^{2} / 2 
= ρ A ^{2} (4 π ^{2} ν ^{2} ) / 2 [Qω = 2πν]
= 2ρ A ^{2} π ^{2} ν ^{2} Now, consider fig4b. Here two consequent wave fronts are considered. The separation between them is given by ∆x = V∆t Where, V = velocity of sound, ∆t = time taken by the wave two form the second wave front after the first one Volume of the area between two wave fronts = S∆x Where, S= wave front plane’s area Energy received and transmitted by this volume = U S∆x Energy transfer per unit time per unit area i.e. the intensity is, therefore, given by I = U S∆x / S ∆t
= U V = 2ρ A ^{2} π ^{2} ν ^{2} V
I= 2ρρρρ A ^{2} _{π}_{π}_{π}_{π} ^{2} _{ν}_{ν}_{ν}_{ν} ^{2} V
[QV= ∆x / ∆t]
6. Define acoustic impedance. Prove that acoustic impedance offered by a loss free gas to the sound wave traveling in it is given by Z =
_{ρ}_{E} . Where, _{ρ}_{ρ}_{ρ}_{ρ} is the
density of the gas and E is the bulk modulus.
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Acoustic impedance:  When wave travels through a medium, the medium offers an impedance to the wave propagating. In case of longitudinal wave (sound) this impedance is called Acoustic impedance. From the forcevoltage analogy, acoustic impedance = Acoustic pressure / particle velocity, where acoustic pressure is analogous to voltage and particle velocity is analogous to current. Acoustic pressure generates due to wave propagation.
Figure 5: Sound wave in pipes
Let us consider a pipe of uniform cross sectional area α which is filled with a loss free gas of density ρ and through which sound wave is propagating along positive X direction (from left to right horizontally in fig5). Consider two planes, separated by a distance ∆x, perpendicular to the axis of the pipe. Volume of this element is v = (α * ∆x )Due to the presence of a tuning fork at the left end of the pipe, the displacements of the particles in the planes A & B are respectively given by y(x1) & y(x2). The displacements might not be equal. At equilibrium, the particles of two planes experience the same pressure(Po), but due to propagation of wave, the change in pressure occurs. This is the acoustic pressure.
Now, increment in length ∆x is = y(x2) − y(x1) Increment in volume V is ∆V = α * (y(x2) − y(x1)) = ∆v = α(δy/δx)∆x [Q y(x2) = y(x1) + ((δy/δx)x1)∆x +…… by Taylor’s series expansion with x2 = x1+∆x, and neglecting higher order terms]
∴ Volume strain = ∆∆∆∆v/v = (δ(δ(δ(δy/δ/δ/δ/δx) Now, bulk modulus E = −(change in pressure / volume strain) = − (∆p) / (∆v/v)
∴ _{∆}_{∆}_{∆}_{∆}_{p} = _{−}_{−}_{−}_{−} E(∆∆∆∆v/v) = _{−}_{−}_{−}_{−}
E(δ(δ(δ(δy/δ/δ/δ/δx)
Now, acoustic impedance = Z (rayls or kgm ^{}^{2} s ^{}^{1} )
= Acoustic pressure (Pa) / particle velocity (ms ^{}^{1} ) = ∆p / (δy/δt) = (− E(δy/δx)) / (δy/δt) = (− E )∗[−(2Aπ/λ)cos ((2π/λ)(Vt−x)] / [(2AVπ/λ)cos
((2π/λ)(Vt−x))]
= E/V 
(V = velocity of sound) 

= 
ρE

[Q 
we know V = 
E / ρ ] 
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7. Derive the expression for intensity of sound in terms of maximum pressure.
Figure 6: Intensity of sound in a loss free gas
Let us consider a pipe of uniform cross sectional area α which is filled with a loss free gas of density ρ and through which sound wave is propagating along positive X direction (from left to right horizontally in fig6). Consider two planes, separated by a distance ∆x, perpendicular to the axis of the pipe. Volume of this element is V = (α * ∆x )Due to the presence of a tuning fork at the left end of the pipe, the displacements of the particles in the planes A & B are respectively given by y(x1) & y(x2). The displacements might not be equal. At equilibrium, the particles of two planes experience the same pressure(Po), but due to propagation of wave, the change in pressure occurs.
Now, increment in length ∆x is = y(x2) − y(x1) Increment in volume V is ∆V = α * (y(x2) − y(x1)) = ∆v = α(δy/δx)∆x [Q y(x2) = y(x1) + ((δy/δx)x1)∆x +…… by Taylor’s series expansion with x2 = x1+∆x, and neglecting higher order terms]
∴ Volume strain = ∆∆∆∆v/v = (δ(δ(δ(δy/δ/δ/δ/δx) Now, bulk modulus E = −(change in pressure / volume strain) = − (∆p) / (∆v/v) ∴ _{∆}_{∆}_{∆}_{∆}_{p} = _{−}_{−}_{−}_{−} E(∆∆∆∆v/v) = _{−}_{−}_{−}_{−} E(δ(δ(δ(δy/δ/δ/δ/δx) = − E(−(2Aπ/λ)cos ((2π/λ)(Vt−x))) [putting the value of δy/δx]
∴ Maximum excess pressure = Pmax = E A (2π/λ) = V ^{2} ρA(2π/λ) [Q we know V =
E / ρ ]
= 2 πA ρνV [Q
V/λ = ν = frequency]
We know, Intensity of sound wave in a gas is I = 2 π ^{2} A ^{2} ρν ^{2} V
= 
(2 πA ρνV) ^{2} / 
2ρ V 
= (Pmax) ^{2} / 2ρ V 
∴I= (Pmax) ^{2} //// 2ρ2ρ2ρ2ρ V
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8. 








dB = 10log _{1}_{0} ( value1 / value2 
) 

Generally it is a unit (dB) for measuring the relative strength of signal power. 

The number of decibels equals ten times the logarithm (base 10) of the ratio of 

the measured signal power to a reference power. Decibel is one tenth of a bell. 

Generally it is a logarithmic unit of sound intensity; 10 times the logarithm of 

the ratio of the sound intensity to some reference intensity. 



Intensity ratio in normal scale = I1 : I2 

Therefore, intensity ratio in dB is = 10log _{1}_{0} ( I1 / I2) 

= 10log _{1}_{0} 
( 2I / I ) 

= 
10log _{1}_{0} 
( 2 ) 

= 3.010299957 



of the sound wave is reduced with the distance covered. This phenomena is 

known as attenuation. Units of attenuation are dB, neper. 

9. 
Explain the terms “Attenuation constant” and “Attenuation length”. Give 
the relation between attenuation constant and energy flux.
Figure 7: Attenuation
Attenuation constant:  It is given by the decrement in amplitude, when wave travels
in an absorbing medium, per unit amplitude per unit length. We know, the amplitude
of wave that decreases with distance in absorbing medium is given by:
A(x) = Ao exp(−αx)
or
dA(x)/dx = −αAo exp(−αx)
= −αA(x)
∴ αααα ==== −−−− (1/
_{(}_{1}_{/}_{A}_{(}_{x}_{)}_{)} (dA(x)/dx)
(1/ (1/
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Attenuation length:  It is the distance traveled by wave over which the amplitude is
decreased by a factor “e = 2.718”, i.e. for x = 1/α, A(x) = Ao exp(−1) = Ao/e.
Now, We know, energy flux = intensity ∝ (Amplitude) ^{2}
∝ [A(x)] ^{2} 

= 
Κ 
(Ao) ^{2} exp (−2αx) [K = constant] 

= 
Io 
exp (−2αx) 
[Io= ΚAo ^{2} ] 
∴ Energy flux =intensity = I = Io exp (−2α
−2αx)
−2α
−2α
10. Explain clearly what you mean by dispersive medium and dispersive
relation.
The displacement of particles of wave when traveling in an absorbing medium in
positive X direction s given by:
Y(x,t) = Ao exp(−αx) exp (i *(2π/λ)∗(Vt – x))
= Ao exp[(2πi/λ)(Vt – x)−αx]
= Ao exp[(2Vπi/λ)(t – x/V)−αx]
= Ao exp[2νπi(t – x/V)−αx] [QV/λ = ν]
= Ao exp[2νπi(t – x/V−αx/2νπi)]
= Ao exp[2νπi{t – x(1/V+α/2νπi)}]
= Ao exp[2νπi{t – x(1/V−αi/2νπ)}]
= Ao exp[2νπi(t – x/V*)]
Where, 1/V* = 1/V−α−α−α−αi/2νπνπνπνπ
This V* is called the complex wave velocity applicable for the waves traveling
through absorbing medium. In practice this method of introducing the complex
wave finds application chiefly in optics in which we define the refractive index as
n = c / V
Where, c is the velocity of light in vacuum and v is the velocity of light at that
medium. In absprbing medium the complex refractive index is given as:
n* = c / V*
= c / V − cαi/2νπ
= n − cαi/2νπ
This shows that the refractive index (and hence the wave velocity) depends on the
frequency ν (or the wavelength λ ) of the wave in an absorbing medium. Such a
medium is called dispersive medium and this relation between wave velocity and
frequency (or wavelength) is called dispersive relation.
11. Define the terms Intensity Level (IL) and Sound Pressure Level (SPL). Give
the relation between them.
Intensity Level:  It is defined as the ten times logarithmic (base 10) of the ratio of
the sound intensity (I) to the reference intensity (Io).
∴ IL = 10log _{1}_{0} (I/Io)
[in dB]
Sound Pressure Level:  It is defined as the twenty times logarithmic (base 10) of
the ratio of the measured effective sound pressure to the reference pressure.
∴ SPL = 20log _{1}_{0} (P r.ms /Po, r.ms)
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Now, IL = 10log _{1}_{0} (I/Io) = 10log _{1}_{0} ( P ^{2} r.ms/ρoVΙο)
[Q We know I = P ^{2} max / 2ροV = (
_{2} P r.ms) ^{2} / 2ροV = P r.ms ^{2} / ροV ]
∴ IL = 10log _{1}_{0} (P ^{2} r.ms) −10log _{1}_{0} (ροVΙο)
= 20 log _{1}_{0} (P r.ms) −10log _{1}_{0} (ροVΙο)
∴ 20 log _{1}_{0} (P r.ms) = IL + 10log _{1}_{0} (ροVΙο) (1)
Now, SPL = 20log _{1}_{0} (P r.ms /Po, r.ms) = 20log _{1}_{0} (P r.ms)−20log _{1}_{0} (Po, r.ms)
= IL + 10log _{1}_{0} (ροVΙο)−20log _{1}_{0} (Po, r.ms)
= IL + 10log _{1}_{0} (ροVΙο)−10log _{1}_{0} (P ^{2} o, r.ms)
=
=
IL − 10log _{1}_{0} (P ^{2} o, r.ms)+ 10log _{1}_{0} (ροVΙο)
IL − 10log _{1}_{0} (P ^{2} o, r.ms / ροVΙο)
∴ SPL =
IL −−−− 10101010log _{1}_{0} (P ^{2} o, r.ms / ρρρροοοοVΙΙΙΙοοοο)
12. (a) The intensity of sound in a normal conversation at home is about 3*10^6
W/m ^{2} and the frequency of normal human voice is about 1000Hz. Find out
the amplitude of waves, assuming that the air is at standard condition.
(Given; density of air = 1.29 kg/m^3 & velocity of sound =332m/s)
We know, the intensity of sound is I = 2ρπ ^{2} A ^{2} ν ^{2} V = 3*10^6 W/m ^{2}
Where, ρ = density of traveling medium = 1.29 kg/m^3
A = Amplitude of the wave (to be calculated)
ν = Frequency of the wave = 1000 Hz
V = Velocity of the wave = 332m/s
∴ Now, I = 
2ρπ ^{2} A ^{2} ν ^{2} 
V gives: 
3*10^6 = 
2* 1.29 * π ^{2} ∗ A ^{2} ∗ 1000 ^{2} ∗ 332 
or
Α = 1.88 ∗ 10^8 m
= 18.8 nm
(b) A sound has an intensity of 1µµµµW/cm ^{2}
_{.}_{.}_{.}_{.}
if the intensity of another sound is
14 dB higher, what is the intensity of the latter in dB?
Let the two intensities in SI unit is I1 (1µW/m ^{2} ) & I2. Io is the reference one.
Now I1(dB) = 10log _{1}_{0} (I1/Io), I2 (dB)= 10log _{1}_{0} (I2/Io)
Given that, I2(dB) − I1(dB) = 14 dB 

or 
10log _{1}_{0} (I2/Io) −10log _{1}_{0} (I1/Io) 
= 14 

or 
10log _{1}_{0} (I2/I1) = 14 

or 
log _{1}_{0} 
(I2/I1) = 1.4 

or 
I2/I1 = 10^1.4 

or 
I2 
= 10^1.4 * I1 

= 
10^1.4 * 1 
(µW/cm ^{2} ) 

= 25.11 µW/cm ^{2} 
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= 25.11*10^2 

= 0.25 
W/m ^{2} 
(in SI unit) 
13. (a) What is the need for matching layer in ultrasonic transmitter?
The needs are: 


For impedance matching. The TX and the test body have different 
impedances. As a result, such a huge portion of transmitted wave may be 

reflected back to TX portion from the interface of TX and test body that 

the transmitted wave will be not enough to be detected by the receiver. 

The matching layer is used to transmit as much as transmission possible 

with nearly zero reflection from the interface. 


Sometimes the matching layer provides isolation to the active element 
from harmful test bodies.
(b) 
Derive the expression for characteristics impedance of matching layer for 

maximum over all transmission coefficients. 



Figure 8: Situation in problem 13(b) 

Transmission energy coefficients (from medium1 to 2 and 2 to 3) are given by: 

α12 = 4ZZ1 / (Z+Z1) ^{2} and α23 = 4ZZ2 / (Z+Z2) ^{2} respectively. 

But, transmission energy coefficient from medium 1 to 3 is given by: 

α13 = α12 * α23 = 16Z ^{2} Z1Z2 / (Z+Z1) ^{2} (Z+Z2) ^{2} 

Now, for complete transmission from medium1 to 3, α13 should be maximum, i.e. 

d (α13) / dZ = 0 

Or 
[(Z+Z1) ^{2} (Z+Z2) ^{2} 32Z Z1Z2]  16Z ^{2} Z1Z2[(Z+Z1) ^{2} 2(Z+Z2)+ (Z+Z2) ^{2} 2(Z+Z1)] 
=0 

Or 
[(Z+Z1) ^{2} (Z+Z2) ^{2} ] ^{2} [(Z+Z1) ^{2} (Z+Z2) ^{2} 32Z Z1Z2]  16Z ^{2} Z1Z2[(Z+Z1) ^{2} 2(Z+Z2)+ (Z+Z2) ^{2} 2(Z+Z1)] 
= 0 

Or 
32Z Z1Z2 (Z+Z1) (Z+Z2) [ (Z+Z1)(Z+Z2) −Z{(Z+Z1) + (Z+Z2)}] = 0 

Or 
(Z+Z1)(Z+Z2) −Z(2Z+Z1+Z2) = 0 

Or 
Z ^{2} + 
ZZ2 + Z1Z + Z1Z2 = 2Z ^{2} + ZZ1 + ZZ2 

Or 
Z ^{2} = Z1Z2 

Or 
Z 
= 
Z1Z2


∴ For complete transmission, imoedance of matching layer should be =
Z1Z2


14. (a) Describe delay line transducer. 

(b) 
How dual element ultrasonic transducer works? 
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(a) Delay line transducer:  As the name implies, the main feature of a delay line
transducer is that it provides a delay between the generation and arrival of
ultrasound from TX to RX. The delay is introduced by an acoustic path separated
by the test body and the transmitter probe as shown in fig9. This prevents the
single element transducer from ring down effect. For example, say the
sender/receiver alternating time is below the total transit time. In this case if a
sufficient delay can be provided, then there will be no ring down effect. This
enables the transducer to complete its sending function before it starts receiving.
Figure 9: Delay line transducer
They have variety of replaceable options. Removable delay line, surface
conforming membrane and protective wear cap makes it useful in number of
applications like:

High precision thickness measurement of thin materials. 

Delamination check in composite materials. 

High temperature application as the delay element provides an isolation to 
the PZT from hot test body.
(b) Dual element ultrasonic transducers:  It contains two independently operating
crystal in a single housing. One of the crystals transmits and another one receives
the ultrasound. Actually the TX and RX are positioned in such a way, so that the
sound wave follows a crossedbeam sound path. They have no ring down effect as
the TX and RX operates independently. As a result they are useful in:
Figure 10: Dual element transducer
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Measurement of very thin materials. 

Cases where the defects are at very distances from the surface of the test 
body. 


Inspection of course grain material. 
15. (a) What is the reason of applying dc magnetic field for magnetostrictive
transducer?
Due to application of only an ac, the frequency of the US pulse becomes twice
that of the input ac. For the two halves of one complete cycle of the input ac, two
consequent pulses are generated (illustrated in fig11(right)).
Figure 11a: Arrangements of ac and dc sources in series (left). Waveforms for only ac input (right)
The above happening is not a problem. But to obtain a US pulse whose frequency
is same as that of the input ac we need to connect a dc source in series with the ac.
After adding the dc source the resultant input waveform becomes as it is shown in
fig11b (Blue). In this case, the output vibration (below the blue input) frequency
is as same as that of the input.
Figure 11b: Waveforms for resultant input
(b) What are the reasons of humming sound in transformer?
Iron or ferrite core transformers if operate at frequency between 20 20,000 Hz of
the applied ac voltage (in India, it is 50Hz) the core material's length is extended
& contracted in length by very small amount at that frequency known as
magnetostriction process. Magnetostriction causes air being pushed back & forth
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at that frequency causing sound generation which is hummung sound.
Transformers without core do not generate that sound.
16. An ultrasonic transmitter and receiver are attached to the same side of a
steel block having a length of 75 cm. calculate the percentage of received
energy in receiver. Neglect the noise due to cross talk.
Given (ααααT)Q/S = 0.73, absorption coefficient of steel _{α}_{α}_{α}_{α}_{W} = 2.0 and (ααααT)S/air =
3.7*10^5
Attenuation of ultrasound in a medium occurs exponentially.
∴ The ratio of received and transmitted energy is given by:
PRX / PTX = [(αT)Q/S * exp(−αW * L )]*[ (αR)S/air * exp(−αW * L )]*[(αT)S/Q]
= [(0.73)*exp (−2*0.75)]*[(1–3.7*10^–5)*exp(−2*0.75)]*[0.73]
= 0.0265
∴ Required percentage = 2.65%
[Q (αR)S/air = 1  (αT)S/air and (αT)Q/S = (αT)S/Q]
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1.
(a) Prove that the velocity of longitudinal waves through a medium V =
Where, _{ρ}_{ρ}_{ρ}_{ρ} is the medium density and E is the bulk modulus.
(b) Also prove that velocity of longitudinal wave in a rod V =
Y / ρ . Where, Y is
the Young’s modulus of the rod and _{ρ}_{ρ}_{ρ}_{ρ} is the density of the rod.
(c) Calculate the velocity of sound in
i. 
Water and 
ii. 
Steel. 
Given density of steel = 7800 kg/m^3. Young’s modulus of steel = 2* 10^10
N/m ^{2} and bulk modulus of water = 0.20 * 10^10 N/m ^{2}
(a) Let us consider a pipe of uniform cross sectional area α which is filled with a loss
free gas of density ρ and through which sound wave is propagating along positive
X direction (from left to right horizontally in fig1). Consider two planes, separated
by a distance ∆x, perpendicular to the axis of the pipe. Volume of this element is v
= (α * ∆x )Due to the presence of a tuning fork at the left end of the pipe, the
displacements of the particles in the planes A & B are respectively given by y(x1)
& y(x2). The displacements might not be equal. At equilibrium, the particles of two
planes experience the same pressure (Po), but due to propagation of wave, the
change in pressure occurs.
Figure 1: Sound wave in a pipe
Now, increment in length ∆x is = y(x2) − y(x1)
Increment in volume v is ∆v = α * (y(x2) − y(x1)) = ∆v = α(δy/δx)∆x
[Q y(x2) = y(x1) + ((δy/δx)x1)∆x +…… by Taylor’s series expansion with x2 =
x1+∆x, and neglecting higher order terms]
∴ Volume strain = ∆∆∆∆v/v = (δ(δ(δ(δy/δ/δ/δ/δx)
Now, bulk modulus E = −(change in pressure / volume strain)
= − (∆p) / (∆v/v)
∴ _{∆}_{∆}_{∆}_{∆}_{p} = _{−}_{−}_{−}_{−} E(∆∆∆∆v/v) = _{−}_{−}_{−}_{−} E(δ(δ(δ(δy/δ/δ/δ/δx)
Now, change in pressure (decrement) =
P(x2) _{−}_{−}_{−}_{−} P(x1)
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= (δP(x)/δx)∆x 

= 
(δ(Po _{−}_{−}_{∆}_{−}_{−} p)/δx)∆x 
= 
_{−}_{−}_{−}_{−} (δ∆p)/δx)∆x 
= _{−}_{−}_{−}_{−} (δ(−−−− E(∆v/v))/δx)∆x
= (δ(E(δy/δx))/δx)∆x [Q∆v/v = (δy/δx)]
=
E∆x (δ ^{2} y/δx ^{2} )
Net force = Cross sectional area of pipe * excess pressure
= 
αE∆x 
(δ ^{2} y/δx ^{2} ) 
= F1 (Say) 
Newtonian force = mass of the elemental area * acceleration
= density * volume * acceleration
=
(ρα∆x) (δ ^{2} y/δt ^{2} )
= F2 (Say)
In dynamic equilibrium, F2 = F1
or, 
(ρα∆x) (δ ^{2} y/δt ^{2} ) = αE∆x (δ ^{2} y/δx ^{2} ) 

or, 
ρ(δ ^{2} y/δt ^{2} ) 
= 
E(δ ^{2} y/δx ^{2} ) 
or, 
ρ(δ ^{2} y/δt ^{2} ) = (E/ρ)(δ ^{2} y/δx ^{2} ) 
Comparing the above equation with the Differential equation of wave motion i.e.
_{(}_{δ}_{(}_{δ}_{(}_{δ}_{(}_{δ} ^{2} y/δ/δ/δ/δt ^{2} ) = V ^{2} _{(}_{δ}_{(}_{δ}_{(}_{δ}_{(}_{δ} ^{2} y/δ/δ/δ/δx ^{2} ), we get, velocity of longitudinal wave V = E / ρ
(b) 
Referring fig7, the change in length is =∆x = y(x2) − y(x1) 

= [(δy/δx)x1]∆x 

Longitudinal strain at x1 is given by ε = change in length / original length 

= (δy/δx)x1 

Longitudinal stress at x1 is given by S1 = Y ε = Y(δy/δx)x1 

Where, Y is the Young’s modulus of the rod material. 

Similarly, S2 = Y(δy/δx)x2 

Now, S2 – S1 = Y(δy/δx)x1 – Y(δy/δx)x2 

= Y{(δy/δx)x1 – Y(δy/δx)x2} 

= Y (δ ^{2} y/δx ^{2} )∆x 

Net force = area * stress = αY (δ ^{2} y/δx ^{2} )∆x =F1 (say) 

Newtonian force = mass * acceleration = (ρα∆x)* (δ ^{2} y/δt ^{2} ) = F2 (say) 

In dynamic equilibrium, F2 = F1 

Or 
(ρα∆x)* (δ ^{2} y/δt 
^{2} ) 
= αY (δ ^{2} y/δx ^{2} )∆x 

(δ ^{2} y/δt ^{2} ) = (Y/ρ)(δ ^{2} y/δx ^{2} ) 

Comparing the above equation with the Differential equation of wave motion i.e. 

_{(}_{δ}_{(}_{δ}_{(}_{δ}_{(}_{δ} ^{2} y/δ/δ/δ/δt ^{2} ) = V ^{2} _{(}_{δ}_{(}_{δ}_{(}_{δ}_{(}_{δ} ^{2} y/δ/δ/δ/δx ^{2} ), we get, velocity of longitudinal wave V = 
Y / ρ


(c) 
i. We know, velocity of longitudinal waves through a medium like water is
given by V = 
E / ρ . Where, ρ is the medium density and E is the bulk 
modulus. 
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Now, E = 0.20 * 10^10 N/m ^{2} , ρ = 1000kg/m^3
∴ V = 
E / ρ


= (0.20*10^10) /(1000) 

= 1414.21 m/sec 

ii. 
Velocity of longitudinal wave in a rod V = Y / ρ . Where, Y is the Young’s 

modulus of the rod material (steel) and ρ is the density of the rod. 

Now, Y = 2 * 10^10 N/m ^{2} , ρ = 7800kg/m^3 

∴ V = 
E / ρ


= (2 *10^10) /(7800) 
2.
= 1601.28 m/sec
(a) Obtain an expression for total energy per wavelength in a string when
transverse waves travel in it.
(b) Show that the time averaged input power of the source generating waves in a
string is equal to the total energy per unit length of string times the wave
velocity.
Figure 2: Situation of problem 2
(a) Consider a small element of length dx of the string that carries the transverse
wave through it.
Total energy of the small element in vibration = kinetic energy + potential energy
Now, kinetic energy of element = (1/2) (mass) (velocity) ^{2}
Or
dK = (1/2) (µdx) (dy/dt) ^{2} −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−(1)
(Where, µ = linear density of string and dy/dt = particle velocity)
Now, potential energy of element is given by the work done by the tension T to
change the length of the element from dx to ds during vibration.
Therefore, potential energy of the element = dU = T (ds – dx)
Now, from fig2,
dx/ds = cosθ
Or (ds/dx) ^{2} = sec ^{2} θ = 1 + tan ^{2} θ = 1 + (dy/dx) ^{2}
ds =sqrt[1 + (dy/dx) ^{2} ]dx [Q tanθ = slope of the displacement curve = dy/dx]
= [1 + (1/2)(dy/dx) ^{2} ]dx
[neglecting higher order terms]
∴ ds –dx = [1 + (1/2)(dy/dx) ^{2} ]dx – dx = (1/2)(dy/dx) ^{2} dx
∴ Potential energy = T (ds – dx) = dU = (1/2) T (dy/dx) ^{2} dx (2)
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Now, from (1) and (2) the kinetic and potential energy density are given respectively
by:
dK/dx = (1/2) (µ) (dy/dt) ^{2} (3)
dU/dx = (1/2) T (dy/dx) ^{2}
(4)
Now, displacement of particle a wave traveling in positive X direction is given by:
y(x,t) = Asin ((2π/λ)(Vt−x))
∴ dy/dt = (2AVπ/λ)cos ((2π/λ)(Vt−x))
and dy/dx = −(2Aπ/λ)cos ((2π/λ)(Vt−x))
∴ dK/dx = (1/2) (µ) (dy/dt) ^{2} = (1/2)
(µ)[(2AVπ/λ)cos ((2π/λ)(Vt−x))] ^{2}
∴ dK/dxt=0 = (1/2) (µ)[(4A ^{2} V ^{2} π ^{2} /λ ^{2} )cos ^{2} (2πx/λ)] (5)
And dU/dx = (1/2) T (dy/dx) ^{2} = (1/2) T[(2Aπ/λ)cos ((2π/λ)(Vt−x))] ^{2}
∴ dU/dxt=0 = (1/2) T[(4A ^{2} π ^{2} /λ ^{2} )cos ^{2} (2πx/λ)] (6)
Now, the total energy associated with one complete wavelength of the sinusoidal
wave on the string is given by:
E =
λ
(dU / dx)dx
0
+
λ
(dK / dx)dx
0
= (1/4) T (4A ^{2} π ^{2} /λ ^{2} )
λ
[1
0
+
cos(4 x /
π
λ
)]dx
[ Q2cos ^{2} A = cos2A + 1]
+ (1/4) (µ) [(4A ^{2} V ^{2} π ^{2} /λ ^{2} )
λ
[1
0
+
cos(4 x /
π
λ
)]dx
=TA ^{2} π ^{2} /λ + µA ^{2} V ^{2} π ^{2} /λ
= 
V ^{2} µA ^{2} π ^{2} /λ + µA ^{2} V ^{2} π ^{2} /λ [Putting T = V ^{2} µ in the first term QV = 
T / µ ] 

= 
2µA ^{2} V ^{2} π ^{2} /λ 

= 2µA ^{2} ν ^{2} λπ ^{2} 
[ Q V = νλ, ν 
being the frequency] 
∴ E = 2µµµµA ^{2} ππππ ^{2} νννν ^{2} λλλλ
(b)
3.
(a) Obtain an expression of average energy density of ultrasonic wave when
passing through acoustic medium.
(b) Show that the intensity of plane sound wave in a gas is equal to the energy
density times the wave velocity.
(a)Consider an elemental volume ∆v containing n number of particles of a pipe
containing a gas of density ρ through which sound wave is propagating. Energy
of oscillation of each particle is given by:
E = mA ^{2} _{ω}_{ω}_{ω}_{ω} ^{2} / 2
Where, m = mass of particles,
A= amplitude of their oscillation,
ω = angular velocity of particle.
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Figure 3a: Sound in a pipe
Figure 3b: Two consequent wave fronts
Now, E for n number of particles of that elemental volume ∆v is = nE
And, nE = (nm)A ^{2} ω ^{2} / 2
= (ρ∆v) A ^{2} ω ^{2} / 2
[Q nm = ρ∆v]
Energy density = energy per unit volume = U = nE / ∆v
= ρ A ^{2} ω ^{2} / 2
= ρ A ^{2} (4 π ^{2} ν ^{2} ) / 2 [Qω = 2πν]
∴ Energy density = U = 2ρρρρ A ^{2} _{π}_{π}_{π}_{π} ^{2} _{ν}_{ν}_{ν}_{ν} ^{2}
(b) Now, consider fig3b. Here two consequent wave fronts are considered. The
separation between them is given by ∆x = V∆t
Where, V = velocity of sound,
∆t = time taken by the wave two form the second
wave front after the first one
Volume of the area between two wave fronts = S∆x
Where, S= wave front plane’s area
Energy received and transmitted by this volume = U S∆x
Energy transfer per unit time per unit area i.e. the intensity is, therefore, given by
I = U S∆x / S ∆t
= U V
= 2ρ A ^{2} π ^{2} ν ^{2} V
I= 2ρρρρ A ^{2} _{π}_{π}_{π}_{π} ^{2} _{ν}_{ν}_{ν}_{ν} ^{2} V
[QV= ∆x / ∆t]
∴ Intensity = energy density * wave velocity
4.
4.
4.
_{4}_{.}
(a) When ultrasonic wave is incident on a plane boundary between two media,
then prove that the reflection and transmission amplitude coefficient depend on
medium impedance.
(b) Also prove that the total energy is conserved at the junction of two media.
Figure 4: Situation of problem 4
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(a) Let, the ultrasonic wave is traveling from medium1 to medium2 and incident
normally on the boundary of the two mediums.
We know,
V1 =
E / ρ1 , V2 =
E / ρ2 , Z1 = ρ1V1, Z2 = ρ2V2
Where, V = Velocity of wave,
E = Bulk modulus.
ρ = density of the medium
Z = Acoustic impedance
The displacement of particles in medium1 due to incident wave is given by:
yi(x,t) = Ai sin(ωtk1x)
where, k1 = 2π/λ1 = 2πν/V1
The displacement of particles in medium1 due to reflected wave is given by:
yr(x,t) = Ar sin(ωt+k1x)
The displacement of particles in medium2 due to transmitted wave is given by:
yt(x,t) = At sin(ωtk2x)
where, k2 = 2π/λ2 = 2πν/V2
Now, the boundary conditions gives:
a) The displacement of particles is same to the left and right of the boundary at x=0, i.e. y(x,t) is continuous across the boundary at x=0, the velocity of the particle is also contiuous
b) The excess pressure (∆p = Eδy/δx) is continuous across the boundary at x =
0.
Now, boundary condition a) gives:
yi(x,t)[x = 0] + yr(x,t)[x = 0] = yt(x,t)[x = 0]
or, Ai sin(ωtk1x)[x = 0] + Ar sin(ωt+k1x)[x = 0] = At sin(ωtk2x)[x = 0]
or, Ai sin(ωt) + Ar sin(ωt) = At sin(ωt)
∴ Ai + Ar = At (1)
Now, boundary condition 2 gives:
Eδyi/δx [x = 0]
 Eδyr/δx [x = 0] =
Eδyt/δx [x = 0]
or, E Ai k1cos(ωtk1x)[x = 0]  E Ar k1 cos(ωt+k1x)[x = 0] = E At k2 cos(ωtk2x)[x = 0]
or,
or,
E Ai k1 cos(ωt)  E Ar k1 cos(ωt)
E k1 Ai  E k1 Ar = E k2 At
or, Ai 2πνZ1 – Ar 2πνZ1 = At 2πνZ2
= E At k2 cos(ωt)
[
Q Z = E / V ]
∴ Ai – Ar = At (Z2/Z1)(2)
Now, adding (1) and (2) we get,
Ai + Ar +Ai  Ar = At (Z1+Z2) / Z1
∴ Ai = 0.5 At (Z1+Z2) / Z1 (3)
Subtracting (2) from (1) we get,
Ai + Ar  Ai + Ar = At (Z1Z2) / Z1
∴ Ar = 0.5 At (Z1Z2) / Z1 (4)
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∴ Reflection amplitude coefficient = r12 = Ar/Ai = (Z1Z2) / (Z1+Z2)
Now, from (1) we have
Ai + Ar = At 

or, 
1 + (Ar / Ai) = (At / Ai) 
[dividing both sides by Ai] 
or, 
1 + r12 = At / Ai 

or 
1 + (Z1Z2) / (Z1+Z2) = At / Ai 
∴ Transmission amplitude coefficient = t12 = At/Ai = 2Z1 / (Z1+Z2)
(b) Incident energy = Pi = 0.5 Z1 Ai ^{2} ω ^{2}
Reflected energy = Pr = 0.5 Z1 Ar ^{2} ω ^{2}
Transmitted wave amplitude = Pt = 0.5 Z2 At ^{2} ω ^{2}
Now, we know, Ar ^{2} = Ai ^{2} ((Z1Z2) / (Z1+Z2)) ^{2} and At ^{2} = 4 Ai ^{2} Z1 ^{2} / (Z1+Z2) ^{2}
Now, Pr + Pt = 0.5 Z1 Ar ^{2} ω ^{2} + 0.5 Z2 At ^{2} ω ^{2}
= 
0.5 Z1 ω ^{2} Ai ^{2} ((Z1Z2) / (Z1+Z2)) ^{2} + 0.5 Z2 ω ^{2} 4 Ai ^{2} Z1 ^{2} / (Z1+Z2) ^{2} 
= 
0.5 Z1 ω ^{2} Ai ^{2} ( Ζ1 ^{2} −2Z1Z2 + Z2 ^{2} + 4Z1Z2) / (Z1+Z2) ^{2} 
= 0.5 Z1 ω ^{2} Ai ^{2} (Z1+Z2) ^{2} / (Z1+Z2) ^{2}
= 
0.5 
Z1 ω ^{2} Ai 
^{2} 
= Pi 
∴ Pi = Pr + Pt
(i.e. total energy is conserved at the boundary)
5. Deduce the expressions for the reflection and transmission amplitude and energy coefficient when a transverse wave traveling in the positive X direction in the string of impedance Z1 meets the junction of strings of impedance Z2.(15)
Let, the transverse wave is traveling from medium1 to medium2. Two mediums
are represented by two different types of strings having different parameters. We
know, V1 =
T / µ1 , V2 =
T / µ2 , Z1 = µ1V1, Z2 = µ2V2
Where, V = Velocity of wave, µ = Linear density of the medium
T = Tension in string, Z = characteristic impedance
Figure 5: Situation of problem 5
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The displacement of particles in medium1 due to incident wave is given by:
yi(x,t) = Ai sin(ωtk1x)
where, k1 = 2π/λ1 = 2πν/V1
The displacement of particles in medium1 due to reflected wave is given by:
yr(x,t) = Ar sin(ωt+k1x)
The displacement of particles in medium2 due to transmitted wave is given by:
yt(x,t) = At sin(ωtk2x)
where, k2 = 2π/λ2 = 2πν/V2
Now, the boundary conditions gives:
c) The displacement of particles is same to the left and right of the boundary at x=0, i.e. y(x,t) is continuous across the boundary at x=0, the velocity of the particle is also contiuous
d) The restoring force or the transverse component of tension (Tsinθ = Tδy/δx) is continuous across the boundary at x = 0.
Now, boundary condition a) gives:
yi(x,t)[x = 0] + yr(x,t)[x = 0] = yt(x,t)[x = 0]
or, Ai sin(ωtk1x)[x = 0] + Ar sin(ωt+k1x)[x = 0] = At sin(ωtk2x)[x = 0]
or, Ai sin(ωt) + Ar sin(ωt) = At sin(ωt)
∴ Ai + Ar = At (1)
Now, boundary condition 2 gives:
Tδyi/δx [x = 0]
 Tδyr/δx [x = 0] =
Tδyt/δx [x = 0]
or, T Ai k1cos(ωtk1x)[x = 0]  T Ar k1 cos(ωt+k1x)[x = 0] = T At k2 cos(ωtk2x)[x = 0]
or, 
T Ai k1 cos(ωt)  T Ar k1 cos(ωt) 
= T At k2 cos(ωt) 
or, 
T k1 Ai  T k1 Ar = T k2 At 
or, Ai 2πνZ1 – Ar 2πνZ1 = At 2πνZ2
[ T k1 = T 2πν/V1 = 2πνZ1 Q Z1 = T / V1
and similarly, T k1 = 2πνZ1]
∴ Ai –
Ar = At (Z2/Z1)(2)
Now, adding (1) and (2) we get,
Ai + Ar +Ai  Ar = At (Z1+Z2) / Z1
∴ Ai = 0.5 At (Z1+Z2) / Z1 (3)
Subtracting (2) from (1) we get,
Ai + Ar  Ai + Ar = At (Z1Z2) / Z1
∴ Ar = 0.5 At (Z1Z2) / Z1 (4)
∴ Reflection amplitude coefficient = r12 = Ar/Ai = (Z1Z2) / (Z1+Z2)
Now, from (1) we have
Ai + Ar = At 

or, 
1 + (Ar / Ai) = (At / Ai) 
[dividing both sides by Ai] 
or, 
1 + r12 = At / Ai 
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or
1 + (Z1Z2) / (Z1+Z2) = At / Ai
∴ Transmission amplitude coefficient = t12 = At/Ai = 2Z1 / (Z1+Z2)
6.
(a) Two strings of linear densities _{µ}_{1}_{µ}_{1}_{µ}_{1}_{µ}_{1} _{&}_{&}_{&}_{&} _{µ}_{2}_{µ}_{2}_{µ}_{2}_{µ}_{2} are joined together and stretched with
tension T. A transverse wave is incident on the boundary.
Find (i) The fraction of incident amplitude reflected and transmitted at the
boundary.
(ii) The fraction of the incident energy reflected and transmitted at the boundary
if µ2/µ1
µ2/µ1 µ2/µ1
µ2/µ1 ==== 4 & ¼
(b) A plane sound wave in air of density 1.29kg/m^3 falls on a water surface at
normal incidence. The speed of sound in air is 334m/s and in water, the speed of
sound is 1480m/s.
Calculate (i) What is the ratio of the amplitude of sound wave enters water to
that of incident wave?
(ii) What fraction of the incident energy flux enters the water?
(a)
We know, V=
∴ Z1/Z2 =
T / µ and Z = T/V. Therefore, Z =
(i)For, µ2/µ1 = 4, Z1/Z2 = 1/2, Z2 = 2Z1
Fraction of incident amplitude reflected = r12 = (Z1Z2) / (Z1+Z2)
= (Z1 – 2Z1) / (Z1+2Z1)
=  1/3
Fraction of incident amplitude transmitted = t12 = 2Z1 / (Z1+Z2)
= 2Z1 / (Z1+2Z1)
= 2/3
For, µ2/µ1 = 1/4, Z1/Z2 = 2, Z1 = 2Z2
Fraction of incident amplitude reflected = r12 = (Z1Z2) / (Z1+Z2)
= (2Z2 – Z2) / (3Z2)
= 1/3
Fraction of incident amplitude transmitted = t12 = 2Z1 / (Z1+Z2)
= 4Z2 / (3Z2)
= 4/3
(ii) For, µ2/µ1 = 4, Z1/Z2 = 1/2, Z2 = 2Z1
Fraction of
the incident energy reflected =
Ir/Ii = ((Z1Z2) / (Z1+Z2)) ^{2}
= 1/ 9
Fraction of incident amplitude transmitted = It/Ii = 4Z1Z2 / (Z1+Z2) ^{2}
= 8 / 9
For, µ2/µ1 = 1/4, Z1/Z2 = 2, Z1 = 2Z2
Fraction of
the incident energy reflected =
Ir/Ii = ((Z1Z2) / (Z1+Z2)) ^{2}
= 1/ 9
Fraction of incident amplitude transmitted = It/Ii = 4Z1Z2 / (Z1+Z2) ^{2}
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= 8 / 9
(b) 

Acoustic impedance of air = Z1 = ρair * Vair 

= 1.29 * 334 kg/m^2/s 

= 430.86 kg/m^2/s 

Acoustic impedance of water = Z2 = ρwater * Vwater 

= 1000 * 1480 

= 1480000 kg/m^2/s 

Ratio of the amplitude enters water to that of incident wave = t12 

= 2Z1 / (Z1+Z2) 

= 5.82*10^4 

Fraction of the incident energy flux enters the water = It/Ii 

= 
4Z2Z1 / (Z1+Z2) ^{2} 

= 1.16*10^3 

7. 
(a) 
Describe ultrasonic crosscorrelation flow meter. 

(b) 
Describe Doppler flowmeter with necessary diagram. Also draw and explain 

the signal processing unit for the same. 

(a) 
Cross correlation flowmeter:  
Figure 6: Cross correlation flowmeter
In most flowing fluids there exist naturally occurring random fluctuations such as
density, turbulence, and temperature which can be detected by suitably located
transducers. If two such transducers are installed in a pipeline separated by a known
distance (say L), the upstream transducer will pick up a random fluctuation t seconds
before the downstream transducer and the distance between the transducers divided
by the transit time (say T) will yield flow velocity. In practice the random fluctuations
will not be stable and are compared in a crosscorrelator which has a peak response at
transit time T, and correlation velocity V = UT, meters per second. This is effectively
a nonintrusive measurement and could in principle be developed to measure flow of
most fluids. Very few commercial crosscorrelation systems are in use for flow
measurement because of the slow response time of such systems. However, with the
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use of microprocessor techniques processing speed has been increased significantly,
and several manufacturers are now producing commercial systems for industrial use.
(b) Doppler flowmeter and signal conditioning circuit: 
Figure 7a: Doppler flowmeter
This type of flowmeter uses Doppler Effect as the principle. The transmitter TX sends
an ultrasonic wave of frequency “f1” & velocity “c” at an angle “θ ” relative to the
direction of the flow. Bubbles, solid particles, eddies in the flow stream are
considered as the moving observers (relative to the fixed transmitter i.e. source) with
velocity V equal to that of flow velocity.
Now, if the apparent frequency of the wave seen by the moving particle observers is
“f2 ”, then the Doppler shift for fixed source & moving observer is given by:
f2/ f1 = (velocity of waves relative to observer) / (normal wave velocity)
= (c + Vcosθ ) / c (1)
The particles scattered the ultrasound in different directions. But a small amount of
the scattered wave is received by the receiver RX. Thus, RX now acts as a fixed
observer and particles act as moving source. Now, if the apparent wave length seen
by the fixed observer RX is λ3 then the Doppler shift is given by:
λ3 / λ2 = (velocity of wave relative to source) / (normal wave velocity)
= (c − Vcosθ ) / c (2)
Q λ2 f2 =
λ3 f3 = c, (2) can be written as f3 / f2 = c / (c − Vcosθ ) (3)
From equation (1) and (3), elimination of f2 gives
f3 = f1 (c + Vcosθ ) / (c − Vcosθ )
∴ the frequency shift in Doppler flowmeter is = ∆f = f3 – f1
= f1 (c + Vcosθ ) / (c − Vcosθ ) – f1
= (2 f1 Vcosθ) / (c − Vcosθ )
Now, c − Vcosθ = c (1 – (V/c)cosθ) = c, for V<<c
∴ ∆f = 2 f1 Vcosθ / c
Thus, frequency shift is proportional to the flow velocity as well as volume flow rate.
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8.
(a) Briefly discuss the working principle of pulse echo flaw detector.
(b) Draw and describe the schematic block diagram of pulse echo method of flaw
detection system.
(c) What are the influences that affect the amplitude of the received echo?
(d) What are the general specifications that are accessed in accordance with
particular applications of pulse echo flaw detector?
(e) What is the role of repetition frequency generator and base line voltage in
pulse echo method of flaw detection?
3+4+2+3+3
(a) Working principle of pulse echo flaw detector:
(a) Principle of pulse echo method
(b) Display on the CR screen
Figure 8: Pulse echo method of flaw detection
An ultrasonic pulsed wave, usually in the form of damped oscillation, is generated by
transmitter (TX) and propagates through the specimen. Part of the wave will be
reflected back to the receiver (RX) by an obstacle (if any) and the rest will also be
reflected back to the receiver by the back wall of the specimen. One condition for the
above to be true is the specimen should be small in size. The signal obtained from the
receiver is displayed on a CR screen. The horizontal sweep is proportional to time, so
that the transit time of the pulse to & from the reflector (tR) corresponds to the
distance between initial peak to echo peak. And transit time of the pulse to & form the
back wall (tB) corresponds to the distance between initial peak and back wall. To
obtain standing image the pulses and the sweep of the CR tube are synchronized at
repetition frequency. By calibrating the base line in time per unit length the transit
times tR & tB can be read from the CR screen and we obtain
d = c*t / 2
Where, d = distance of reflector from front surface of the specimen
c = velocity of ultrasound in the specimen
tR = transit time for of pulse from reflector
Usually the time scale is calibrated in terms of length if the thickness of the specimen
is known.
(b) Block diagram of pulse echo flaw detector:
Pulse echo flaw detectors are basically oscilloscopes with some special features. It
consists of a repetition frequency generator, sweep synchronization, pulse generator,
transducer, amplifier and the CR tube. If only one probe is used as TX and RX (usual
case) the pulse generator excites the transducer and the echoes received are fed to the
CR tube after being amplified.
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Figure 9a: Block diagram of pulse echo flaw detection system
The frequency generator triggers both the sweep generator and pulse generator. Now
the pulse generator excites the transducer. Now the fact to be noted is that, the sweep
generator is triggered a little before the pulse generator (as well as the transducer) is
triggered (Tt>Ts). This is because we want to obtain the main echo rather than the
side echoes for our measurement. Actually, during each ramp of the sweep generator
output, the bright voltage of CRO exists and echoes are visible. If, during the main
echo, ramp is not present then we will not be able to see that main echo.
Figure 9b: Waveforms of different blocks of pulse echo for Tt > Ts
(c) Influences that affect the amplitude of the received echo:
i. 
Size of reflector. 
ii. 
Direction of the transmitter probe. 
iii. 
Power of transmitter pulse entering the sample. 
iv. 
Surface quality of the reflector. 
v. 
Position of reflector. 
vi. 
Size and direction of the receiver probe. 
vii. 
Losses at the receiver by reflection and coupling. 
viii. 
Attenuation of wave by absorption. 
ix. 
Shadow effect of any defect in front of the reflector. 
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(d) General specifications:
Ambient conditions
A testing device must be fully operational even when subjected to adverse ambient
conditions. According to DIN (a set of German standards), there must be a difference
between the conditions for “storage & transport” and for “use”. Under the first, it is
necessary for the device not to be damage when not in use. Under the second, it must
be guaranteed that all equipments functions operate in accordance with performance
specifications. The most important ambient conditions are:

Range of temperature. 

Humidity of the air and dew point. 

Mechanical stress produced by shocks and vibrations. 

Stability of the mains voltage. 

Electromagnetic interference fields. 

Rain, sprayed water, dust and dirt. 
Ambient light intensity and its effect on the readability of the CRO screen
and / or any digital display.
Operation, reliability of inspection:

Time needed for training of an operator. 

Failsafe properties. 

Reproducibility of the results of any test. 

Brightness of the screen, sharpness of focusing, size etc of the display unit. 

Design, layout and number of control. 

Calculating aids for sound beam calculation. 

Simplicity of adjustments. 

Potential for connection to computers. 
To these general specifications must be added the safety requirements of the VDE
(Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker) and the requirements for possible interference
with communications by the German Post Office..
(e) Role of repetition frequency generator:
To obtain stationary screen pictures, the repetition frequency generator triggers both
the transmitter and the start of the sweep generator. Usually the transmitter pulses are
triggered a little later than the sweep generator so that the main echo is visible on the
screen. The problem that occurs when the TX pulse delay becomes less than the
sweep generator delay is illustrated in fig10. Here the TX pulse delay (Tt) is less
than the sweep time delay (Ts). The bright portion of CRO voltage lasts during the
each ramps. As a result, the side echos are only visible in the CRO screen rather than
the main echo during Tp. So, we can’t get the actual result.
The base line voltage (time base) was formerly given a fixed distance screen which is
today built into the CR tube screen. It is calibrated in terms of length e.g. 50, 100 and
250mm etc by varying the sweep velocity.
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