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Variations of Classical and Nonclassical Ultrasound Nonlinearity Parameters during Heat-Induced Microstructural Evolution in an Iron-Copper Alloy

This research demonstrates and compares the potential of two nonlinear ultrasound techniques, second harmonic generation (SHG) and nonlinear resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (NRUS). This research examines a set of thermally aged iron-copper (Fe-1.0% Cu) alloy specimens, which are used as surrogate specimens for radiation damage. It is found that both SHG and NRUS are sensitive to the growth of the copper precipitates, while the changes in the respective nonlinearity parameters are due to different mechanisms. This research demonstrates the potential use of both of these nonlinear ultrasound techniques.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32548/2021.me-04184

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