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NDT.net Issue - 2010-03 - NEWS

Ultrasonic photoelastic system installed at SZMF Duisburg Germany

Materials Research Institute97, Waterloo [Canada]
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Issue: 2010-03
February 2010 Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung (SZMF) took delivery of the PE-900 photoelastic system from Materials Research Institute. Delivery was made with 3 days of on-site instruction. The SZMF research team quickly adapted to the new tool and verified concepts predicted by modelling.

Dr. T. Orth and the PE-900

The photoelastic system has demonstrated to be an effective tool for;
  • Instruction of basic ultrasonic test principles
  • Confirmation of beam model analysis
  • Assessment of beam intensity distributions
  • Explanation of signal origins in simple or complex geometries
  • Validation of modelling
With adaptation of the system to phased-array ultrasonic units the photoelastic system has provided a unique method of seeing the dynamic aspects of sectorial or electronic scanning as well as the dynamic aspects of focusing.

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SZMF, MRI and Peak NDT at the Duisburg research facility

During the same week that the PE-900 photoelastic unit was delivered Peak NDT made a demonstration of their Micropulse phased-array instrument. This instrument was successfully demonstrated to be compatible with the photoelastic unit to image the sweep motion of the phased-array beam.

For further information contact:
Materials Research Institut
Edward Ginzel
368 Lexington Rd.
Waterloo, Ontario N2K 2K2
Phone: +519-886-5071
Fax: +519-886-8363
Email: eginzel@mri.on.ca
Internet: www.mri.on.ca

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