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Ultrasonics (spring 2021)

MATR338 Ultrasonics, spring 2021

Lecturer: Prof. Edward Hæggström

M.Sc. Axi Holmström
B.Sc. Jere Hyvönen

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: 19.1.2021-5.5.2021

Lectures: Tue 12.15-14.00 and Wed 12.15-14.00, D116, Physicum if the corona-situation permits, otherwise Zoom (Zoom-link with lecture materials).

Exercises/Demos: Wed 14.15-16.00, D117 Physicum, corona-situation permitting. Otherwise Zoom.

Updated 19.4.2021



News and announcements will be updated here, urgent matters will also be through email.

An additional demo will be held on 6.5. See demo schedule.

Final project has been added!

DemoExercise3 has been added.

Lecture on tuesday 13.4.2021 begins at 13.

DemoExercise1 has been added. NB! You will measure data during the demo on 30.3.

All contact teaching has been cancelled until 30.4.2021. Lectures and exercises will be held in Zoom!

Demo schedule has been added to the course schedule!

Exercise 7 has been added.

Exercise 6 has been added, exercise session in period 4, 17.3.

Exercise 5 has been added.

Exercise 4 has been added.

Exercise 3 has been added.

First exercise session is held in Zoom on 3.2.

Exercise 1 has been added.

No lecture on Tue 26.1.!

All contact teaching is cancelled during January 2021. Lectures and exercises will be held in Zoom.


Final project

US Final project 2021


Exercises and demos:



Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Exercise 5

Exercise 6

Exercise 7


Demo-related exercises:







See schedule and lecture notes.



Schedule and lecture notes:

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”