Section: Application Domains
Imaging complex media with ultrasonic waves
The acoustic behavior of heterogeneous or composite materials attracts considerable excitement. Indeed, their acoustic response may be extremely different from the single constituents responses. In particular, dispersions of resonators in a matrix are the object of large research efforts, both experimentally and theoretically. However it is still a challenge to dispose of numerical tools with sufficient abilities to deal with the simulation and imaging of such materials behavior. Indeed, not only acoustic simulations are very time-consuming, but they have to be performed on realistic enough solution domains, i.e. domains which capture well enough the structural features of the considered materials.
This collaboration with I2M, University of Bordeaux aims at addressing this type of challenges by developing numerical and experimental tools in order to understand the propagation of ultrasonic waves in complex media, image these media, and in the future, help design composite materials for industrial purposes.