FOCUSSED PROBES ULTRASONIC FOLLOW-UP OF ACTUAL FLAW GROWTH DURING FATIGUE TESTING
Ultrasonic follow-up of fatigue cracks growth during laboratory experiment on two welded test specimens with embedded defects was carried out using focussed probes. It has been shown that the correlation between the C-Scans and the actual defect was good. The use of immersion testing technique as well as the good resolution of the focussed probes allowed excellent reproducibility of the results. This experiment has also shown that the sizing of such fatigue cracks (having a relatively well defined and known orientation), is only possible when using at least two directions of incidence opposite to each other.
- 9th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, Melbourne, 19-23 November 1979.
World Conference on Non-Destructive TestingParkville, Victoria, Australia
- Cinotti, C
- Touffait, A M
- Dufresne, J
- Saglio, R
- Prot, A C
- Publication Date: 1979
- Pagination: 19 p.
- TRT Terms: Cracking; Defects; Fatigue cracking; Fatigue tests; Inspection; Nondestructive tests; Probes (Measuring devices); Ultrasonic tests; Welds
- Uncontrolled Terms: Crack propagation; Weld defects
- Old TRIS Terms: Probe devices
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00331616
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 4G-2
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM