Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1993 12:00 PM

Description

Early investigations of Sulzer-Innotec in 1990 showed that, compared to other NDT methods such as radiography and thermography, ultrasonic inspection is very effective for the detection of internal flaws in engineered materials such as fiber-reinforced composite materials. In the inspection of such parts by ultrasonic immersion scanning, preparation and set-up time can be a problem especially for complex parts. This presentation describes a cooperative project between Sulzer-Innotec and Tektrend to design and implement a PC-controlled and CAD-supported ultrasonic scanning and data acquisition system. The system also includes artificial intelligence for automated data interpretation and extensive imaging capabilities. The system is described and applications demonstrating the capabilities are presented.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

12A

Chapter

Chapter 4: Sensors and New Techniques

Section

New Techniques and Simulations

Pages

1079-1084

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-2848-7_139

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 PM

Computer integrated NDE

La Jolla, CA

Early investigations of Sulzer-Innotec in 1990 showed that, compared to other NDT methods such as radiography and thermography, ultrasonic inspection is very effective for the detection of internal flaws in engineered materials such as fiber-reinforced composite materials. In the inspection of such parts by ultrasonic immersion scanning, preparation and set-up time can be a problem especially for complex parts. This presentation describes a cooperative project between Sulzer-Innotec and Tektrend to design and implement a PC-controlled and CAD-supported ultrasonic scanning and data acquisition system. The system also includes artificial intelligence for automated data interpretation and extensive imaging capabilities. The system is described and applications demonstrating the capabilities are presented.