Ultrasonics – Power measurement – Radiation force balances and performance requirements
|Publication Date:||1 December 2006|
|ICS Code (Electroacoustics):||17.140.50|
This International Standard
• specifies a method of determining the total emitted acoustic power of ultrasonic transducers based on the use of a radiation force balance;
• establishes general principles for the use of radiation force balances in which an obstacle (target) intercepts the sound field to be measured;
• establishes limitations of the radiation force method related to cavitation and temperature rise;
• establishes quantitative limitations of the radiation force method in relation to diverging and focused beams;
• provides information on assessment of overall measurement uncertainties.
This International Standard is applicable to:
• the measurement of ultrasonic power up to 1 W based on the use of a radiation force balance in the frequency range from 0,5 MHz to 25 MHz;
• the measurement of ultrasonic power up to 20 W based on the use of a radiation force balance in the frequency range 0,75 MHz to 5 MHz;
• the measurement of total ultrasonic power of transducers, preferably with well-collimated beams;
• the use of radiation force balances of the gravimetric type or force feedback type.
NOTE The titles of all publications referred to in this Standard are listed in the Bibliography.