Eur. Phys. J. AP
Volume 10, Number 2, May 2000
|Page(s)||149 - 155|
|Published online||15 May 2000|
Sensitivity of the second resonance mode of a near-field acoustic sensor to viscoelastic media: Investigation of bitumens
Laboratoire d'Analyse des Interfaces et de Nanophysique, (LAIN) (UPRESA 5011), Université
Montpellier II, place E. Bataillon,
34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
2 Laboratoire d'Instrumentations et de Mesures, Faculté des Sciences, Université Ibnou Zohr, BP 28/S, Agadir, Morocco
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Revised: 24 January 2000
Revised: 7 March 2000
Accepted: 9 March 2000
Published online: 15 May 2000
The alterations of the resonance frequency of the vibrating tip of an acoustic sensor detect the density and the viscosity of liquids. The employed acoustic near-field sensor has several resonance frequencies which correspond to its different parts. We determined that the resonance of the body of the acoustic sensor is sensitive to the rheological characteristics of viscoelastic media. We carried out experiments with bitumens and we modified the acoustic load on the sensor in two ways: the immersion depth of the tip and the temperature of the bitumen specimens. Theoretical and experimental results are compared.
PACS: 43.58.+z – Acoustical measurements and instrumentation
© EDP Sciences, 2000
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