Location

Seattle, WA

Start Date

1-1-1996 12:00 AM

Description

In recent years much work has been published on the development, testing, and operational characteristics of the Self-Nulling Eddy Current Probe [1–4]. Although major advances have been achieved, applications of the probe in the airline industry have been limited. The rather complex geometries involved and the need to detect small flaws demand a refined inspection method. In an effort to meet these challenges two specialized techniques using the Self-Nulling Probe have been specifically designed for airframe flaw detection. In this paper a rotating probe method for the detection of small flaws under rivet heads is presented while a companion presentation details a technique for quantifying material loss in lap-splice joints [5].

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

15B

Chapter

Chapter 8: Systems, New Techniques and Process Control

Section

New Techniques

Pages

2133-2140

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-0383-1_280

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Development and Testing of Rotating Probe Method for Airframe Rivet Inspection

Seattle, WA

In recent years much work has been published on the development, testing, and operational characteristics of the Self-Nulling Eddy Current Probe [1–4]. Although major advances have been achieved, applications of the probe in the airline industry have been limited. The rather complex geometries involved and the need to detect small flaws demand a refined inspection method. In an effort to meet these challenges two specialized techniques using the Self-Nulling Probe have been specifically designed for airframe flaw detection. In this paper a rotating probe method for the detection of small flaws under rivet heads is presented while a companion presentation details a technique for quantifying material loss in lap-splice joints [5].