Location

Santa Cruz, CA

Start Date

1-1-1984 12:00 AM

Description

Present state of the art sizing measurements of defects by ultrasonic techniques has been inadequate, especially in support of a quantitative fracture mechanical analysis of the strength of a material. Present capabilities of defect sizing in some cases do not allow an accept/reject decision to be made. Currently, ultrasonic imaging systems including phased array, synthetic aperture, and wavefront reconstruction systems are being developed to quantitatively measure defect sizes. Also, in the medical field phased array systems have been developed for imaging purposes. Ibis work describes an annular phased array system which is being developed for general NDE applications on metal and ceramic materials. The main usefulness of phased array techniques is the ability of electronically changing the focus of the acoustic beam radiating from a phased array transducer or reflecting from a defect in a solid material.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

3A

Chapter

Chapter 2: Ultrasonics

Section

Imaging and Reconstruction

Pages

413-424

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4684-1194-2_39

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Sizing Defects Using Annular Array Techniques with an Automatic Ultrasonic Data Acquisition System

Santa Cruz, CA

Present state of the art sizing measurements of defects by ultrasonic techniques has been inadequate, especially in support of a quantitative fracture mechanical analysis of the strength of a material. Present capabilities of defect sizing in some cases do not allow an accept/reject decision to be made. Currently, ultrasonic imaging systems including phased array, synthetic aperture, and wavefront reconstruction systems are being developed to quantitatively measure defect sizes. Also, in the medical field phased array systems have been developed for imaging purposes. Ibis work describes an annular phased array system which is being developed for general NDE applications on metal and ceramic materials. The main usefulness of phased array techniques is the ability of electronically changing the focus of the acoustic beam radiating from a phased array transducer or reflecting from a defect in a solid material.