NDT.net - July 2002, Vol. 7 No.07

Same Side Sizing of Defects Using the Near Side Detection and Sizing (NSDS) Ultrasonic Transducers

Ginzel, R.K. & Kanters, W.A.
Eclipse Scientific Products Inc., Williamsford, Ontario, Canada.
Corresponding Author Contact:
Email: rginzel@eclipsescientific.com, Web: www.eclipsescientific.com



NSDS Transducer Technology and Design

NSDS Transducer Calibration

Sizing Defects with the NSDS Transducer

Sizing an Isolated SCC Crack

Sizing SCC Cracks Located Within a Colony

Sizing Co-Parallel SCC Cracks Located Within a Colony

Concluding Remarks


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