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PWL#075B - Resources on Ultrasonic Phased Array, multielement probe, time shifting, Swept Beam
November 16, 2009

PWL#075B - Resources on Ultrasonic Phased Array, multielement probe, time shifting, Electronic Scanning, Beam Steering, Swept Beam Technology, Electronic focusing, S-scan Display, time-of-flight, wavefront, software driven, encoder capability, full data storage and more...

Mid November Bulletin

16 November 2009 - Resources on Ultrasonic Phased Array - Bulletin 43


Beam Steering and Dynamic Focussing are the most useful features of phased array inspection technology. These capabilities are made possible by creating complex ultrasonic transducers made of multiple elements, ultrasonically isolated from each other, each with its own electrical contacts and electronically driven individually under computer control. The fundamentals of the technology are well explained in a few of the publications listed hereafter.

The result is that the inspection results much more precise and rapid, relative to the traditional ultrasonic technique, whatever the defect orientation. The advantages are valuable and therefore it is predicted that Ultrasonic Phased Array inspection will be used more and more, as it is slowly accepted by Codes.

It is therefore quite important to be exposed to all available information on Ultrasonic Phased Array to evaluate advantages, limitations and costs. Please find here our new Mid Month Bulletin that we offer with the purpose of providing useful online information easily accessible to our readers, either now or at some later date.

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Phased array ultrasonics

An Introduction to Ultrasonic Phased Array Technology

Scanning Modes at the Application of
Ultrasonic Phased Array Inspection Systems

Ultrasonic Phased Array Inspection of Turbine Components (9 pages)

Ultrasonic Phased Array

Phased-array technology

Ultrasonic Phased Array Inspection

Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT)

Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT)

New developments of ultrasound phased array for the evaluation of friction stir welds

Ultrasonic phased array inspection of FSW lap joints

Correlation of phased array inspection and fatigue performance of FSW joints

Ultrasonic phased array inspection technology for the evaluation of friction stir welds

Signal processing for quality assurance in friction stir welds

Independent qualification of phased array inspection of fillet welds

Phased array scanning of artificial and impact damage
in carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP)

Simulation of Phased Array Techniques and Model Based Data Reconstruction
(9 pages)

Phased-Array Ultrasonics in Welding: A Primer$1543

Inspection of Spot Welds using an Ultrasonic Phased Array (9 pages)

Phased Array Ultrasonics: Is it the Future of Ultrasonic Nondestructive Testing (NDT)? - Part 2

Feasibility Study of Ultrasonic Inspection Using Phased Array
of Turbine Blade Root
– Part 1

Comparative studies on phased array ultrasonic, alternating current potential drop and conventional ultrasonic techniques for detection, monitoring and sizing of circumferential fatigue crack growth in pipes (7 pages)

Simulation of ultrasonic phased array technique for imaging
and sizing of defects using longitudinal waves
(14 pages)

A MEMS Phased Array Transducer for Ultrasonic Flaw Detection

Pipeline Girth Weld Inspections using Ultrasonic Phased Arrays
(16 pages)

Ultrasonic Phased Array Procedures for Rapid Inspection of Piping Welds (102 pages)

Use of Phased Arrays for Ultrasonic Testing of Railroad Wheels
(6 pages)

Ultrasonic inspection of pressure vessel construction
welds using phased arrays
(23 pages)

ASTM E2491 - 08
Standard Guide for Evaluating Performance Characteristics
of Phased-Array Ultrasonic Testing Instruments and Systems

ASTM International / 01-Jul-2008 / 18 pages
Click to Order.

ASTM E2700 - 09
Standard Practice for Contact Ultrasonic Testing of Welds Using Phased Arrays

ASTM International / 01-Aug-2009 / 9 pages
Click to Order.

ASTM WK20531 - (Work Item) - Pending Publication
New Practice for Contact Ultrasonic Testing of Welds Using Phased Arrays

Commercial Publications

Note - The items listed hereafter are commercial in character. No endorsement or recommendation is intended. They are proposed only for the informational value their content may have for interested readers.

Multi Function Phased Array & Ultrasonic Inspection Systems

Ultrasonic Phased Array Systems For Rail Wheel Inspection (2 pages)

Phased Array Beam Characterization Block

Phased Array Probes (4 pages)

Phased Array Ultrasonics

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