Underwater acoustic wavefront visualization by scanning laser doppler vibrometer for the characterization of focused ultrasonic transducersUnderwater acoustic wavefront visualization by scanning laser doppler vibrometer for the characterization of focused ultrasonic transducers
Faculty of Applied Engineering Sciences
Optical Metrology, 3D design and Mechanics (Op3Mech)
Engineering sciences. Technology
Sensors. - -
15(2015):8, p. 19925-19936
The analysis of acoustic wave fields is important for a large number of engineering designs, communication and health-related reasons. The visualization of wavefronts gives valuable information about the type of transducers and excitation signals more suitable for the test itself. This article is dedicated to the development of a fast procedure for acoustic fields visualization in underwater conditions, by means of laser Doppler vibrometer measurements. The ultrasonic probe is a focused transducer excited by a chirp signal. The scope of this work is to evaluate experimentally the properties of the sound beam in order to get reliable information about the transducer itself to be used in many kinds of engineering tests and transducer design.