Accession Number : AD0718811

Title :   A Survey of the Ultrasonic Inspection of Welds.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 65-30 Jun 66,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Youshaw,Robert A.

Report Date : 15 FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : A state-of-the-art survey was made on the ultrasonic inspection of welds including a thorough search of the literature and personal contacts with representatives of companies engaged in fabricating and inspecting steel welds. In general this survey revealed that both the technology and equipment are available for weld inspection by ultrasonics. Many examples of successful application are cited. The survey also revealed that many potential applications with economic advantage are precluded by contractual agreements which specify a different form of testing. This and other problems which retard the further usage of ultrasonics are discussed and recommendations are made.

Descriptors :   (*WELDS, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING), (*NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, ULTRASONIC RADIATION), STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEWS

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE