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XP02UZ Ultrasound and Quantum Acoustics
Roles:S Extent of teaching:2P
Department:13102 Language of teaching:
Guarantors:Bálek R. Completion:ZK
Lecturers:Bálek R. Credits:4
Tutors:  Semester:Z

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The purpose of these lectures is to familiarize doctoral students with the issues of ultrasonic waves needed for the design of a wide range of ultrasonic devices and to discuss in detail the parts that the doctoral student could use in his work. The subject of the offer is a range of classic and recently developed findings from research.

Study targets:

To get an overview of ultrasound physics.


Ultrasonic generators, receivers and propagation. Piezoelectric relations. Dynamics of solids. Attenuation of ultrasonic waves. Acousto-optics. Methods and instruments for ultrasonic measurement, testing and imagining. Sensors and systems for industrial process control. Application of surface acoustic waves. Medical ultrasonic diagnostics and therapy. High energy ultrasound, cavitation.

Course outlines:

1. Ultrasound waves in non-piezoelectric materials.
2. Piezoelectric materials.
3. Effect of piezoelectric coupling on wave propagation.
4. Piezoelectric transducers.
5. Basic theory for ultrasonic waves, attenuation.
6. Equivalent circuits of piezoelectric transducers.
7. Phonon-phonon/electron interaction.
8. Acousto-optics.
9. Ultrasonic testing and imaging methods.
10. Ultrasonic industrial process control sensors and systems.
11. Surface acoustic wave application.
12. Application of ultrasound in signal processing.
13. Medical ultrasonic diagnostics.
14. Power ultrasound, application.

Exercises outline:


Ensminger D.,Bond L.J.: Ultrasonics, Fundamentals, Technologies, and Applications. CRC Press 2012 Thurston R.N., Pierce A.D.: Ultrasonic Instruments and Devices I, II. Academic Press 1999 Krautkramer J., Krautkramer H.: Ultrasonic Testing of Materials. Springer-Verlag 1999 Bálek R. a kol.: Povrchové akustické vlny. Academia/Praha 1986


Knowledge in the scope of lectures at CTU in Prague, FEE is assumed. No credit is required for the exam.


physics of ultrasound, ultrasonic applications

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
DOKP Common courses S
DOKK Common courses S

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