Imaging of flange bore internal defects using phased array ultrasonic testing

Penaluna, Liam and Charlton, Peter and Mosey, Stephen and Jenkins, Jason (2019) Imaging of flange bore internal defects using phased array ultrasonic testing. Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring, 61 (9). pp. 528-535. ISSN 1354-2575

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Abstract

The ability of phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) to adapt to a large range of applications has led to its prevalence within the non-destructive testing (NDT) industry. There are, however, demonstrated weaknesses in its use when inspecting non-parallel surfaces with unknown dimensions. One such example is flange bore inspection. Utilising simulation and real-world testing, this paper proposes and evaluates the use of a wide-angled sweep method, used in conjunction with compound scan imaging for flange bore inspection. It is concluded that the wide-angle sweep method is capable of determining the required parameters to allow for inspection and that compound scan imaging provides the best means of visualisation for defect detection and sizing.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Wales Institute for Science & Art (WISA) > Academic Discipline: Engineering
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Depositing User: Lesley Cresswell
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2023 12:38
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2023 12:38
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/2630

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