Ultrasonics Learning Resources

The Ultrasonics Learning Resources page provides links to review tutorials and other literature related to a variety of ultrasound applications. Some resources may require UFFC membership. Go to Software for software-related resources.

Review and Tutorial Papers
Medical Ultrasound

Ultrasound in Medicine — A Review

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by Kenneth R. Erikson, Francis J. Fry and Joie P. Jones IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferro Freq Contr, 21(3), pp. 144-170 (1974). ...

Medical Ultrasound Exposure Measurements: Update on Devices, Methods, and Problems

1.13 MB

by G.R. Harris Proc 1999 IEEE Ultrasonics Symp, Volume: 2, pp. 1341-1352. ...

A History of Medical and Biological Imaging with Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Transducers

6.76 MB

by F.S. Foster, K.A. Harasiewicz, M.D. Sherar IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferro Freq Contr, 47(6), pp. 1363-1371 (2000). ...

Evolution of Ultrasound Beamformers

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by K.E. Thomenius Proc 1996 IEEE Ultrasonics Symp, Vol. 2, pp. 1615-1622. ...
Transducers and Sensors

Design Guidelines for Medical Ultrasonic Arrays

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by Ronald E McKeighen, Ph.D. ...

Composite Piezoelectric Materials for Medical Ultrasonic Imaging Transducers — A Review

1.23 MB

by Wallace Arden Smith Proc 1986 IEEE ISAF, pp. 249-256. ...

Composite Piezoelectrics for Ultrasonic Transducers

1.00 MB

by W. Wersing International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics, 1986 Proceedings, Pages: 212-223 ...

Ultrasonic Sensors in Air

1.09 MB

by V. Magori Proc 1994 IEEE Ultrasonics Symp, Vol. 1, pp. 471-481. ...
Surface Acoustic Waves

Applications of Surface Acoustic and Shallow Bulk Acoustic Wave Devices

1.80 MB

by Colin K. Campbell Proceedings of the IEEE, 70(10), pp. 1453-1484 (1989). ...

Review of SAW Oscillator Performance

1.11 MB

by G.K. Montress, T.E. Parker, and D. Andres Proc 1994 IEEE Ultrasonics Symp, pp. 43-54 ...

A Review of SAW Resonator Filter Technology

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by P.V. Wright Proc 1992 IEEE Ultrasonics Symp, pp. 29-38. ...

SAW Filters and Competitive Technologies — A Comparative Review

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by Allan Coon Proc 1991 IEEE Ultrasonics Symp, pp. 155-160. ...

A Review of Wireless SAW Sensors

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by Alfred Pohl IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferro Freq Contr, 47(2), pp. 317-332 (2000). ...

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Acoustic Wave Devices for Future Mobile Communication Systems

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Chiba, Japan on Mar. 5-7, 2001 (Link contributed by Professor Ken-ya Hashimoto) ...

Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Acoustic Wave Devices for Future Mobile Communication Systems

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Chiba, Japan on Mar. 2-5, 2004 (Link contributed by Professor Ken-ya Hashimoto) ...

Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Acoustic Wave Devices for Future Mobile Communication Systems

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Chiba, Japan on Mar. 6-9, 2007 (Link contributed by Professor Ken-ya Hashimoto) ...
Nondestructive Evaluation

Industrial Applications of Ultrasound — A Review I. High-Power Ultrasound

1.81 MB

by Andrew Shoh IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferro Freq Contr, 22(2), pp. 60-71 (1975). ...

Industrial Applications of Ultrasound — A Review II. Measurements, Tests, and Process Control Using Low-Intensity Ultrasound

2.92 MB

by Lawrence C. Lynnworth IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferro Freq Contr, 22(2), pp. 71-101 (1975). ...

NDE Applications of Air-Coupled Ultrasonic Transducers

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by W.A. Grandia, C. M. Fortunko Proc 1995 IEEE Ultrasonics Symp, Vol. 1, pp. 697-709. ...

Ultrasonic Measurement of Mechanical Properties

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by R.B. Thompson Proc 1996 IEEE Ultrasonics Symp, Vol. 1, pp. 735-744. ...
Special Issues of the T-UFFC

September 1975: Underwater Acoustics
January 1976: Acoustooptics
September 1998: Sensors and Actuators
September 2001: Bulk Acoustic Wave Devices

Outstanding Paper Awards

1986 Jean-Pierre Monchalin: Optical Detection of Ultrasound
1992 (Co-Winners) Jian-yu Lu and James F. Greenleaf: Nondiffracting X-Waves (1992a1992b)
1992 (Co-Winners) Mathias Fink, François Wu, Jean-Louis Thomas and Didier Cassereau: Time Reversal Acoustics (1992a1992b1992c)

Book List

Complete books are available to UFFC-S members as a membership benefit. Please click here to view the books.

  • Fundamentals of Physical Acoustics by David T. Blackstock (New York: John Wiley & Sons)
  • Fundamentals of Acoustics (4th Ed) by Lawrence E. Kinsler, Austin R. Frey, Alan B. Coppens, and James V. Sanders (New York: John Wiley & Sons)
  • Nonlinear Acoustics edited by Mark F. Hamilton and David T. Blackstock (New York: Academic Press)
  • Linear and Nonlinear Waves by G. B. Whitham (New York: John Wiley & Sons)
  • Acoustic Fields and Waves in Solids Vols. I and II by B. A. Auld (Malabar, Florida: Krieger Publishing Company)
  • Quantitative Seismology: Theory and Methods by K. Aki and P. G. Richards (San Francisco: W. H. Freeman and Company)
  • Physical Acoustics Series (vols. 1-24) edited by W. P. Mason et al. (New York: Academic Press)