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Applications of Microwaves in Non-Destructive Testing

H S Ku
PhD Graduate, IRIS, Swinburne University of Technology and Faculty, University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia
F Siu
PhD Candidate, IRIS, Swinburne University of Technology; Lecturer, Kwun Tong Campus, Institute of Vocational Education, Hong Kong, China
E Siores
Professor and Executive Director, Industrial Research Institute, Swinburne (IRIS), Swinburne University of Technology (SUT), Henry Street, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia.
J A R Ball
Prof & Head, Department of Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering, University of Southern Queensland (USQ), West Street, Toowoomba, 4350 Australia.
Corresponding Author:
Harry Siu-lung Ku
Affiliation: Faculty of Engineering and Surveying
University of Southern Queensland
Tel. No.: (07) 46 31-2919
Email : ku@usq.edu.au
Fax. No.: (07) 4631-2526
Address: Faculty of Engineering and Surveying
University of Southern Queensland
West Street, Toowoomba, 4350




Principles of the Resonant Mode MA-NDE

Experiments and Results



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