Pierre-Yves Le Bas

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High amplitude vibrations induce amplitude dependence of the characteristic resonance parameters (i.e., resonance frequency and damping factor) in materials with microscopic damage features as a result of the nonlinear constitutive relation at the damage location. This paper displays and quantifies results of the nonlinear resonance technique, both in time(More)
Developed in the late 1980s, Nonlinear Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (NRUS) has been widely employed in the field of material characterization. Most of the studies assume the measured amplitude to be proportional to the strain amplitude which drives nonlinear phenomena. In 1D resonant bar experiments, the configuration for which NRUS was initially(More)
The out-of-plane velocity component is focused on the flat surface of an isotropic solid sample using the principle of time reversal. This experiment is often reproduced in the context of nondestructive testing for imaging features near the surface of the sample. However, it is not clear how deep the focus extends into the bulk of the sample and what its(More)
This letter presents a series of vibrational communication experiments, using time reversal, conducted on a set of cast iron pipes. Time reversal has been used to provide robust, private, and clean communications in many underwater acoustic applications. Here the use of time reversal to communicate along sections of pipes and through a wall is demonstrated(More)
A nonlinear scatterer is simulated in the body of a sample and demonstrates a technique to locate and define the elastic nature of the scatterer. Using the principle of time reversal, elastic wave energy is focused at the interface between blocks of optical grade glass and aluminum. Focusing of energy at the interface creates nonlinear wave scattering that(More)
This Letter presents a series of time reversal experiments conducted on the surface of a fused silica glass block. Four different time reversal techniques are compared using three different imaging conditions. The techniques include two classical time reversal experiments: one with a pulse waveform source and one with an impulse response generated from a(More)
This paper presents experimental results demonstrating the increase in ultrasonic radiation obtained from a wedge of cubic profile relative to a plate of uniform thickness. The wedge of cubic profile provides high efficiency sound radiation matching layer from a mounted piezoelectric transducer into the surrounding air. Previous research on structures with(More)
This study broadens vibration-like techniques developed for osseointegration monitoring to the nonlinear field. The time reversed elastic nonlinearity diagnostic is applied to two mock models. The first one consists of tightening a dental implant at different torques in a mock cortical bone; the second one allows one to follow glue curing at the interface(More)
An air-coupled ultrasonic transducer is created by bonding a bulk piezoelectric element onto the surface of a thick plate with a wedge of power-law profile. The wedge is used to improve the ultrasonic radiation efficiency. The power-law profile provides a smooth, impedance-matching transition for the mechanical energy to be transferred from the thick plate(More)
This paper describes the principle behind a high amplitude non-contact acoustic source based on the principle of time reversal (TR), a process to focus energy at a point in space. By doing the TR in an air filled, hollow cavity and using a laser vibrometer in the calibration of the system, a non-contact source may be created. This source is proven to be(More)