Ultrasonic Transducer Kits
The Ultrasonic Transducer Kit (UTK) has been developed to
teach the principles and applications of low power ultrasound
transducers. The UTK contains a number of different types of
ultrasound transducers, hardware that can be interfaced to
these transducers, and a variety of test pieces. The
courseware introduces the principles behind the main topics of
interest, which are supported by assignment work using
hardware from the kit. The courseware and assignments are
supported by MATLAB® programs.
- Propagation of ultrasound through a medium
- Design and calibration of ultrasound transducers
- Wave propagation modes (including longitudinal, shear
and surface wave propagation modes)
- Plate waves, measurement of material properties
- Applications in inspection, sensing systems &
The content of the Ultrasonic Transducer kit is grouped in
The first addresses transducers and the physical principles
behind their application and operation. The second addresses
some of the applications of ultrasound and ultrasound
Part 1 –
Measurements with the
Calibrating ultrasonic transducers
Wave propagation - plate
Measurement of material properties
Part 2 – Applications
Main board: contains the amplifiers and drivers for the
other components of the kit.
Basic transducers: one contact transducer with a delay
line, two variable angle transducers, two fixed angle wedges
(70º & 35º and 55º).
Test pieces: steel and aluminium test pieces with fixed
angle transducers attached, perspex test piece with fixed
angle and PVDF transducers; optional copper and brass test
pieces with fixed angle transducers attached.
Test board: for mounting the test pieces during
Test block: for transducer calibration and to demonstrate
various applications of ultrasonic inspection.
Vibration and SAW oscillator board: with the hardware
required for experiments: the use of acoustic emissions in
machine monitoring and temperature measurement using SAW
Documentation and software: The kit is completed with a CD
providing the documentation as PDF files and a number of
MATLAB® programs to support the material.
The UTK is available as basic and advanced kits:
Basic kit 41-005
Main board; test board;
documentation; multimedia pack (for PC); contact transducer;
dual angle transducer; delay line; steel, aluminium and
perspex test pieces; test block.
Advanced kit 41-006
Basic kit plus: vibration and
SAW oscillator board; two variable angle transducers; 50°
transducer; brass and copper test pieces; steel test pieces
for plate waves; MATLAB® examples (PC format).
Data acquisition system 41-905
Both the above
kits may be supplied either with or without a data acquisition
system that incorporates an oscilloscope module and a spectrum