One method of efficiently modelling of ultrasonic array data is based on a combination of a ray-tracing approach and far-field scattering amplitude of a scatterer. This technique uses two main assumptions: all scatterers are located in the far-field from each array element and the size of each scatterer is small relative to its distance to array elements. The key part of the model is the so-called scattering matrix, which provides the amplitude and phase of scattered waves in the far-field of the scatterer. However, the far-field approximation fails when the size of the scatterer becomes comparable to its distance to array elements. In this paper a near-field model of ultrasonic array data is developed. In particular, it is shown that the near-field scattering behavior can be extracted from the scattering matrix. The applications of the model are discussed and supported with modelling examples.
|Title of host publication||43rd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation|
|Subtitle of host publication||(17–22 July 2016, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)|
|Editors||Dale E Chimenti, Leonard J Bond|
|Publisher||American Institute of Physics (AIP)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Feb 2017|
|Name||AIP Conference Proceedings|