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Ultrasonic Phased Array Inspection 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 increased role in the future for nondestructive evaluation in order to better understand the physics of the inspection process and help explain the experimental results. It will also help to prove or disprove the feasibility for an inspection method or inspection scenario, help optimize inspections, and allow to a first approximation limits of detectability. This study presents simulation and experimental results for an ultrasonic phased array inspection of a critical welded structure important for NASA future exploration vehicles.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
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)
Schumacher, E. J.
(Magsoft Corp. NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 2009
Subject Category
Quality Assurance And Reliability
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 869021.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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