Near-field with angled wedge
When an angled wedge is used, the composite near-field can be calculated with the following formula:
- A 60° beam is created with 16 elements of 1 mm
- According to Snell’s law, the angle of the beam in the wedge is 38.5°.
- The wedge is cut at a 36° angle
- The active aperture is corrected for the beam angle in the wedge and part. The factor k is calculated
- For a 5 MHz probe and a wedge path of 28 mm, the maximum near-field for the 60° beam is calculated
- The maximum near-field length in steel for the 60° beam is 41.2 mm
The effective aperture must be corrected for each angle.