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Title: Ultrasonic inspection apparatus and method using a focused wave device

Abstract

An ultrasonic pulse echo inspection apparatus and method for detecting structural failures. A focus lens is coupled to the transducer to focus the ultrasonic signal on an area to be inspected and a stop is placed in the focus lens to block selected ultrasonic waves. Other waves are not blocked and are transmitted through the structure to arrive at interfaces therein concurrently to produce an echo response with significantly less distortion.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SANDIA CORP
OSTI Identifier:
873744
Patent Number(s):
6234025
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ultrasonic; inspection; apparatus; method; focused; wave; device; pulse; echo; detecting; structural; failures; focus; lens; coupled; transducer; signal; inspected; stop; placed; block; selected; waves; blocked; transmitted; structure; arrive; interfaces; therein; concurrently; produce; response; significantly; distortion; ultrasonic wave; pulse echo; ultrasonic pulse; ultrasonic signal; ultrasonic inspection; ultrasonic waves; wave device; inspection apparatus; structural failure; sonic signal; /73/

Citation Formats

Gieske, John H., Roach, Dennis P., and Walkington, Phillip D. Ultrasonic inspection apparatus and method using a focused wave device. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Gieske, John H., Roach, Dennis P., & Walkington, Phillip D. Ultrasonic inspection apparatus and method using a focused wave device. United States.
Gieske, John H., Roach, Dennis P., and Walkington, Phillip D. Mon . "Ultrasonic inspection apparatus and method using a focused wave device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873744.
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title = {Ultrasonic inspection apparatus and method using a focused wave device},
author = {Gieske, John H. and Roach, Dennis P. and Walkington, Phillip D.},
abstractNote = {An ultrasonic pulse echo inspection apparatus and method for detecting structural failures. A focus lens is coupled to the transducer to focus the ultrasonic signal on an area to be inspected and a stop is placed in the focus lens to block selected ultrasonic waves. Other waves are not blocked and are transmitted through the structure to arrive at interfaces therein concurrently to produce an echo response with significantly less distortion.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {1}
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