Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1987 12:00 AM

Description

Advanced ceramic materials (e. g. Si3N4, ZrO2, SiC, A12O3) are being developed for high temperature applications in advanced heat engines and high temperature heat recovery systems [1]. Although fracture toughness has been a constant problem, advanced ceramics are now being developed with fracture toughnesses close to those of metals [2]. Small size flaws (10–200 μm), small non-uniformities in density distributions (0.1–2%) present as long-range density gradients, and porous regions which can be seen as localized areas of slightly lower density, are critical in most ceramics. The need to detect these small flaws is causing a significant effort to be devoted towards nondestructive evaluation. Detection of “defects” such as those noted in engineering ceramics has presented problems for conventional non-destructive evaluation methods [3].

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

6A

Chapter

Chapter 1: General Techniques—Fundamentals

Section

X-Ray, CT, and NMR

Pages

421-432

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-1893-4_48

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Photon CT Scanning of Advanced Ceramic Materials

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Advanced ceramic materials (e. g. Si3N4, ZrO2, SiC, A12O3) are being developed for high temperature applications in advanced heat engines and high temperature heat recovery systems [1]. Although fracture toughness has been a constant problem, advanced ceramics are now being developed with fracture toughnesses close to those of metals [2]. Small size flaws (10–200 μm), small non-uniformities in density distributions (0.1–2%) present as long-range density gradients, and porous regions which can be seen as localized areas of slightly lower density, are critical in most ceramics. The need to detect these small flaws is causing a significant effort to be devoted towards nondestructive evaluation. Detection of “defects” such as those noted in engineering ceramics has presented problems for conventional non-destructive evaluation methods [3].