NONDESTRUCTIVE EXAMINATION OF GLASS-REINFORCED-PLASTIC ROD END FITTINGS

An exploratory study was performed on the feasibility of using nondestructive examination techniques to detect voids in two types of potted compression end fittings. Four methods of nondestructive examination were tried: conventional pulse-echo ultrasonics, ultrasonic holography, x-radiography, and neutron radiography. The ultrasonic and x-ray methods that were tried proved unsatisfactory as a nondestructive examination tool for the two types of end fittings, and the neutron radiographic procedures successfully displayed the internal structure on only one of the speciment types. The procedures and results from the different methods of examination are summarized. Additional comments are given regarding the application of the methods to aluminum-jacketed specimens, and regarding improved methods for the inspection of steel-jacketed specimens.

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    National Bureau of Standards

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    United States Coast Guard

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  • Authors:
    • Sushinsky, G F
    • Mordfin, L
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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  • Pagination: 28 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00143268
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NBSIR-76-1084
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2002 12:00AM