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Path Controlled Contour Following for Ultrasonic Imaging of Complex Shaped Composite Components

Daniel J. Cotter, Jennifer E. Michaels, Thomas E. Michaels,
Igor V. Ivakhnenko, and Daniel Kass
Panametrics Incorporated, Waltham, MA 02453-3497
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ABSTRACT

1. INTRODUCTION

2. PATH CONTROLLED CONTOUR FOLLOWING

3. PROBLEMATIC GEOMETRIES FOR PULSE ECHO IMAGING

4.CONCLUSIONS

5.ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

6.REFERENCES

  1. J. E. Michaels and T. E. Michaels, " Requirements and Capabilities of Automated Ultrasonic Systems for Inspection of Curved Parts", Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Nondestructive Testing, Nice, France, October, 1994.
  2. J. E. Michaels and T. E. Michaels, "Immersion Techniques for Automated Ultrasonic Inspection of Curved Parts", Proceedings of the Review of Progress on Quantitative NDE, La Jolla, California, July, 1992.
  3. T. E. Michaels, J. E. Michaels, and M. S. Horvath, " Methods for Ultrasonic Inspection of Parts with Complex Geometries", available on request as an internal report.
  4. D. J. Cotter, T. E. Michaels, J. E. Michaels, D. Kass, M. E. Stanton, I. V. Kosenko, and F. H. C. Hotchkiss, " Low-Frequency Ultrasonic Imaging of Composite Structures with Squirter-Based Water-Coupled and Air-Coupled Transducers", Proceedings of the 45th International SAMPE Symposium, SAMPE, May, 2000.
  5. J. Krautkrämer and H. Krautkrämer, Ultrasonic Testing of Materials, 3rd Ed., Springer, New York (1983).

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