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Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

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Numerical Calculation Of Diffraction Coefficients In Anisotropic Media, J. Temple, L. White Jan 1993

Numerical Calculation Of Diffraction Coefficients In Anisotropic Media, J. Temple, L. White

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Ultrasonic inspection is used to detect and size crack-like defects in pressure vessels and pipework used in the nuclear industry. Reliable inspection can only be achieved if the inspection technique is understood, is optimised and subsequently applied correctly. Austenitic steels are used because of their corrosion resistance and toughness. Welds and centrifugally cast materials tend to crystallise with grains larger than the ultrasonic wavelength required to achieve the desired resolution in the inspection and thus appear anisotropic. Since the grains in a weld grow along the, varying, directions of maximum heat flux during cooling, the welds are inhomogeneous as well ...


Nde Characterization Of Metallic Interfaces, D. D. Palmer, David K. Rehbein, J. F. Smith, Otto Buck Jan 1987

Nde Characterization Of Metallic Interfaces, D. D. Palmer, David K. Rehbein, J. F. Smith, Otto Buck

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

In recent years, the process of diffusion bonding has found considerable usage in the aerospace and nuclear power industries [1]. This process entails two surfaces being pressed together at elevated temperatures and high pressures. If ideal conditions are achieved, the bonded interface will have properties identical to those of the matrix metal and the microstructure will be continuous across the interface. There is a fine margin for error in attaining ideal conditions and the ability to characterize the bond nondestructively is highly desirable. The present project is aimed at the development of ultrasonic techniques for the characterization of interfaces between ...