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Quantitative Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation Methods, R. Bruce Thompson Dec 1983

Quantitative Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation Methods, R. Bruce Thompson

Ames Laboratory Publications

Quantitative ultrasonic techniques for determining the serviceability of structural components are reviewed. Particular emphasis is placed on the use of forward and inverse elastic wave scattering theory as a fundamental foundation for predicting such engineering parameters as the probability of flaw detection and for developing improved techniques for flaw sizing. Ultrasonic measurement techniques for the determination of distributed failure-related properties such as residual stresses are discussed, and the status of the prediction of failure by the detection of acoustic emission precursors is reviewed.


The Clamping Force Of Heat Shrinkable Fittings, David K. Rehbein, B. J. Skillings, J. F. Smith, Donald O. Thompson Jan 1983

The Clamping Force Of Heat Shrinkable Fittings, David K. Rehbein, B. J. Skillings, J. F. Smith, Donald O. Thompson

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

A number of alloys exhibit a phenomenon which has come to be known as ‘shape memory’. Without exception these alloys undergo a rather special type of martensitic transformation which results from one or another of the elastic constants1–7 weakening with changing temperature to the point that at the transformation temperature the transforming phase becomes both mechanically and thermodynamically unstable. ‘Shape memory’ is exhibited in the following way. A specimen at a temperature above the martensitic transformation is shaped to some desired form. The specimen is then cooled below its transformation temperature and deformed. Subsequent heating of the specimen through ...