22 August 2009 A general overview of some Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) techniques for materials characterization
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Proceedings Volume 7425, Optical Materials and Structures Technologies IV; 742506 (2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826906
Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2009, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
A brief overview is provided on three common methods of nondestructive evaluation (NDE), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Radiographic Testing (RT) and Eddy Current (EC). These methods vary in the physics applied to the testing or evaluation process while specific techniques vary in the way each method may be applied. Understanding the physics behind each method and constraints of each technique helps us understand the capabilities and limitations of the inspection. Recognizing the capabilities and limitation of these NDE Techniques helps us properly design the inspection, collect and process data and draw appropriate conclusions.
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S. Kenderian, O. Esquivel, K. R. Olson, E. C Johnson, "A general overview of some Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) techniques for materials characterization", Proc. SPIE 7425, Optical Materials and Structures Technologies IV, 742506 (22 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826906; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.826906
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Inspection

Nondestructive evaluation

Radiography

Ultrasonics

Transducers

X-rays

Ultrasonography

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