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PWL#081B - Ultrasonic NDT, Basic Principles, Wave Types and Propagation, Sizing Defects, Articles
May 17, 2010

Bulletin 49
May 17, 2010

PWL#081B - Resources on Ultrasonic Nondestructive Testing, Basic Principles, Wave Types, Wave Propagation, Defects in Castings, Measuring Size of Defects, Reliability, Sizing Errors, Articles, Standards, Reference Blocks, Buyers Guide and more...

Mid May Bulletin

17 May 2010 - Resources on Ultrasonic Nondestructive Testing - Bulletin 49


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Ultrasonic testing

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing

History of NDT-Instrumentation

NDT UT Ultrasound Explained (4 pages)

IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society (Links)

Non-Contact Ultrasonic Testing

Examination Guide for Initial Certification
- Industrial Ultrasonics
(28 pages)

Introduction to Ultrasonic Testing (Presentation - 46 frames)

Ultrasonic Testing of Steel Castings (38 pages)

Basic Principles of Ultrasonic Testing
(1 - html, 58 pages)(2 - pdf, 116 pages)

Basic Principles of Ultrasonic Testing (presentation, 43 pages)

Nondestructive Material Testing with Ultrasonics
- Introduction to the Basic Principles -

The Open Access NDT Database

Ultrasonic Testing of Axle sets of Diesel-Engine trains

An Introduction to Ultrasonic Material Analysis

Take a Closer Look at Ultrasonic Inspection

Multiple Channel Ultrasonic Instrument for Inspection Systems

Information for the Procurement and Conduct of NDT
Part 4:Ultrasonic Sizing Errors and Their Implication for Defect Assessment (48 pages)

Human Reliability in Ultrasonic Inspection

Ultrasonic Testing: Seeing the Unseeable

Measuring with Sound

PC-Based Ultrasonic Test System Basics

ASM NDT Buyers Guide (2009)(8 pages) Direct Download from

19 Articles on Ultrasonic NDT Technology

Ultrasonic Testing of Aerospace Materials
(NASA Practice No. PT-TE-1422)(6 pages)

Public Lessons Learned Entry: 0765
on Ultrasonic Testing of Aerospace Materials (above)

techsolutions 6
Selecting a Nondestructive Testing Method,
Part V: Ultrasonic Testing (5 pages)

ISO 11496:1993 01-Nov-1993
Seamless and welded steel tubes for pressure purposes -
Ultrasonic testing of tube ends for the detection of laminar imperfections
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BS EN 1714:1998
Non destructive testing of welded joints.
Ultrasonic testing of welded joints
British-Adopted European Standard / 15-Jan-1998 / 32 pages
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ISO 12094:1994
Welded steel tubes for pressure purposes
- Ultrasonic testing for the detection of laminar imperfections
in strips/plates used in the manufacture of welded tubes
International Organization for Standardization / 01-Dec-1994 / 7 pages
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ISO/FDIS 17640
Non-destructive testing of welds
-- Ultrasonic testing -- Techniques, testing levels, and assessment

Industrial Integration of Residual Stress Measuring NDT -
Systems Based on Ultrasonics and Micro-Magnetics

Commercial Publications

Ultrasonic Pipe Testing Overview

Ultrasonic Pipe / Tank Testing

Automated Ultrasonic Technology (AUT)

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