Wave attenuation in pipes and its application in determining axial spacing of monitoring sensors

Won Bae Na, Tribikram Kundu

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Wave attenuation in empty and water filled steel and concrete pipes is investigated. Several boundary conditions are considered in order to study the characteristics of phase velocity and attenuation dispersion curves. By examining wave attenuation dispersion curves, the axial spacing of monitoring sensors can be determined. This information is important for health monitoring of pipes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-644
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Evaluation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2002



  • Guided ultrasonic waves
  • Pipe health monitoring
  • Pipe testing
  • Wave attenuation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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