Ultrasonic NDE for advanced material property determination

Joseph L. Rose, John Ditri, Yimei Huang

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Advanced materials such as ceramics, composites, and unusually formed metals or powder metal products are often inhomogeneous and anisotropic. A need exists to determine both global and local material characteristics to insure performance to engineering specifications. NDE holds the potential to provide accurate and precise information regarding material properties. Emphasis in this paper is placed on the description of bulk and surface wave ultrasonic techniques for the determination of effective stiffness coefficients, material homogeneity, and global porosity or fiber volume fraction variations. Local defect characterization is also discussed. Implementation of these advanced bulk and guided wave techniques is considered by way of expert systems and artificial intelligence. The potential utility in an on-line manufacturing environment is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-230
Number of pages10
JournalNational SAMPE Technical Conference
StatePublished - 1989
Event21st International SAMPE Technical Conference - Atlantic City, NJ, USA
Duration: Sep 25 1989Sep 28 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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