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Title: Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspection of Titanium Forgings

Abstract

Aerospace forging inspections typically use multiple, subsurface-focused sound beams in combination with digital C-scan image acquisition and display. Traditionally, forging inspections have been implemented using multiple single element, fixed focused transducers. Recent advances in phased array technology have made it possible to perform an equivalent inspection using a single phased array transducer. General Electric has developed a system to perform titanium forging inspection based on medical phased array technology and advanced image processing techniques. The components of that system and system performance for titanium inspection will be discussed.

Authors:
; ;  [1]; ; ; ;  [2];  [3]
  1. GE Aviation, 1 Neumann Way, Mail Drop Q8, Cincinnati, OH 45208 (United States)
  2. GE Global Research, 1 Research Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309 (United States)
  3. GE Inspection Technologies, 50 Industrial Park Road, Lewistown, PA 17044 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21054982
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 894; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Conference on review of progress in quantitative nondestructive evaluation, Portland, OR (United States), 30 Jul - 4 Aug 2006; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2718058; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; FORGING; IMAGE PROCESSING; IMAGES; PERFORMANCE; SOUND WAVES; TITANIUM; TRANSDUCERS; ULTRASONIC TESTING

Citation Formats

Howard, P., Klaassen, R., Kurkcu, N., Barshinger, J., Chalek, C., Nieters, E., Sun, Zongqi, and Fromont, F. de. Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspection of Titanium Forgings. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2718058.
Howard, P., Klaassen, R., Kurkcu, N., Barshinger, J., Chalek, C., Nieters, E., Sun, Zongqi, & Fromont, F. de. Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspection of Titanium Forgings. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2718058.
Howard, P., Klaassen, R., Kurkcu, N., Barshinger, J., Chalek, C., Nieters, E., Sun, Zongqi, and Fromont, F. de. Wed . "Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspection of Titanium Forgings". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2718058.
@article{osti_21054982,
title = {Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspection of Titanium Forgings},
author = {Howard, P. and Klaassen, R. and Kurkcu, N. and Barshinger, J. and Chalek, C. and Nieters, E. and Sun, Zongqi and Fromont, F. de},
abstractNote = {Aerospace forging inspections typically use multiple, subsurface-focused sound beams in combination with digital C-scan image acquisition and display. Traditionally, forging inspections have been implemented using multiple single element, fixed focused transducers. Recent advances in phased array technology have made it possible to perform an equivalent inspection using a single phased array transducer. General Electric has developed a system to perform titanium forging inspection based on medical phased array technology and advanced image processing techniques. The components of that system and system performance for titanium inspection will be discussed.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2718058},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 894,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 21 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Wed Mar 21 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}