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Ultrasonics (spring 2017)

Ultrasonics, spring 2017


Lecturer: Prof. Edward Hæggström

Assistants: M.Sc. Timo Rauhala and M.Sc. Axi Holmström

Contact Axi Holmström with questions: axi.holmstrom(at)


This class shows you what ultrasound can be used for. It is much more than baby images. We also show you the physics behind the ultrasonic interaction in both sensing and actuation applications.


Course duration: 17.1.2017-3.5.2017

Lectures: Tue 10.15-12.00 and Wed 10.15-12.00, D116, Physicum

Exercises/Demos: Thu 12.15-14.00, D104 Physicum (Demos start 12:00 sharp)


Updated 4.5.




Final project 18.5. at 15-17 in room D112.


No lecture on 12.4.

No demo or exercise on 13.4.


First demo-related exercise is out.

No lectures on Tuesday 7.3. or Wednesday 8.3.

Task of finding videos of high-end topics added (under exercises). Deadline 28.2. at midnight.

The first two exercises have dead lines at the first exercise session 26.1.!!!


Final project

18.5., 15:00-17:00, room D112.

Make a 10 min presentation about your video tasks: Show the video, present the most important equation, and explain the physical mechanisms.


Exercises and demos:

Video_task (DL 28.2.)



Exercise1 , (DL exercise session 26.1.)

Exercise2 , (DL exercise session 26.1.)

Exercise3 , (DL exercise session 2.2.)

Exercise4 , (DL exercise session 9.2.)

Exercise5 , (DL exercise session 16.2.) data1 (zip)

Exercise6 , (DL exercise session 23.2.)

Exercise7 , (DL 12.3, return by e-mail)

Exercise8 , (DL 16.3.)

Exercise9 , (DL 26.3.)


Demo-related exercises:

DemoExercise1 , related zip-file has been sent by e-mail

DemoExercise2 , related files have been sent by e-mail






30.3. Demo 1 (Phased array and acoustic levitator)

6.4. Demo 2 (Shear waves and ultrasonic microscope)

20.4. Demo 3 (Power ultrasonics and cavitation)

27.4. Demo 4 (LIB-source and NDE of moving samples)

4.5. Demo 5 (Finite element modelling, nanoacoustics and Acoustoelasticity)


Schedule and lecture notes:




Ensminger:”Ultrasonics: Fundamentals, Technologies, and Applications”, available as e-book through helka.

Kino: “Acoustic Waves: Devices, Imaging & Analog Signal Processing”
Kinsler et al.: “Fundamentals of Acoustics”
Morse et al.: “Theoretical Acoustics”
Laser Ultrasonics By C. B. Scruby, L. E. Drain
Maev: “Acoustic Microscopy: Fundamentals and Applications”