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Title: Method and system having ultrasonic sensor movable by translation device for ultrasonic profiling of weld samples

Abstract

A system for ultrasonic profiling of a weld sample includes a carriage movable in opposite first and second directions. An ultrasonic sensor is coupled to the carriage to move over the sample as the carriage moves. An encoder determines the position of the carriage to determine the position of the sensor. A spring is connected at one end of the carriage. Upon the carriage being moved in the first direction toward the spring such that the carriage and the sensor are at a beginning position and the spring is compressed the spring decompresses to push the carriage back along the second direction to move the carriage and the sensor from the beginning position to an ending position. The encoder triggers the sensor to take the ultrasonic measurements of the sample when the sensor is at predetermined positions while the sensor moves over the sample between the beginning and positions.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176206
Patent Number(s):
7690260
Application Number:
11/742,852
Assignee:
Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Panyard, James, Potter, Timothy, Charron, William, Hopkins, Deborah, and Reverdy, Frederic. Method and system having ultrasonic sensor movable by translation device for ultrasonic profiling of weld samples. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Panyard, James, Potter, Timothy, Charron, William, Hopkins, Deborah, & Reverdy, Frederic. Method and system having ultrasonic sensor movable by translation device for ultrasonic profiling of weld samples. United States.
Panyard, James, Potter, Timothy, Charron, William, Hopkins, Deborah, and Reverdy, Frederic. Tue . "Method and system having ultrasonic sensor movable by translation device for ultrasonic profiling of weld samples". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176206.
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author = {Panyard, James and Potter, Timothy and Charron, William and Hopkins, Deborah and Reverdy, Frederic},
abstractNote = {A system for ultrasonic profiling of a weld sample includes a carriage movable in opposite first and second directions. An ultrasonic sensor is coupled to the carriage to move over the sample as the carriage moves. An encoder determines the position of the carriage to determine the position of the sensor. A spring is connected at one end of the carriage. Upon the carriage being moved in the first direction toward the spring such that the carriage and the sensor are at a beginning position and the spring is compressed the spring decompresses to push the carriage back along the second direction to move the carriage and the sensor from the beginning position to an ending position. The encoder triggers the sensor to take the ultrasonic measurements of the sample when the sensor is at predetermined positions while the sensor moves over the sample between the beginning and positions.},
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journal = {},
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volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {4}
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