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EPSRC Reference: GR/L34044/01
Title: STUDIES OF ULTRASONIC CAPACITANCE TRANSDUCERS IN AIR AND WATER
Principal Investigator: Hutchins, Professor D
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National Physical Laboratory Rolls-Royce Plc (UK) University of Warwick
Department: Sch of Engineering
Organisation: University of Warwick
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 April 1997 Ends: 30 June 2000 Value (£): 127,884
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Intelligent Measurement Sys.
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing
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The proposal outlines a programme of research that will investigate some new approaches to capacitance transducer design. These will improve performance, and reduce some of the present disadvantages, such as damage due to dielectric breakdown, polarisation effects and the effects of moisture. In air-coupled work, the problems cased by water vapor and turbulence will be reduced by the investigation of a new argon gas-jet transducer. Applications to be studied include air-coupled imaging of composite samples, the use of capacitance devices for wide bandwidth ultrasonic immersion testing, and their use in microphone calibration work. Three industrial partners have been identified, and form part of the proposal.
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