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Ultrasonic Phased Array Simulations of Welded Components at NASAComprehensive and accurate inspections of welded components have become of increasing importance as NASA develops new hardware such as Ares rocket segments for future exploration missions. Simulation and modeling will play an increasing role in the future for nondestructive evaluation in order to better understand the physics of the inspection process, to prove or disprove the feasibility for an inspection method or inspection scenario, for inspection optimization, for better understanding of experimental results, and for assessment of probability of detection. This study presents simulation and experimental results for an ultrasonic phased array inspection of a critical welded structure important for NASA future exploration vehicles. Keywords: nondestructive evaluation, computational simulation, ultrasonics, weld, modeling, phased array
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Roth, D. J.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Tokars, R. P.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Martin, R. E.
(Cleveland State Univ. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Rauser, R. W.
(Toledo Univ. Toledo, OH, United States)
Aldrin, J. C.
(Computational Tools, Inc. Gurnee, IL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 26, 2013
Publication Date
July 26, 2009
Publication Information
Publication: American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Proceedings
Volume: 1096
Issue: 1
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE 2009)(Kingston, RI)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 869021.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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