Accession Number : AD0752461

Title :   Infrared Nondestructive Testing Techniques in which a Scanning CO2 Laser Heat Source Is Used.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Amoruso,M. J. ; VanDamme,G. E. ; McGarvey,J. W.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Active infrared nondestructive testing (IRNDT) instrumentation and techniques were used to detect programmed defects in metallic materials. A CO2 laser was employed to inject relatively large amounts of thermal energy into a sample, and a sensitive infrared radiometer was used to detect the resulting surface temperature perturbations. The unique method described is anticipated to have wide application to many problems associated with the detection of fatigue cracks, voids, and inclusions in military items such as gun tubes, artillery recoil mechanisms, and aircraft components. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, *INFRARED SCANNING), GAS LASERS, RADIOMETERS, INFRARED RADIATION, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), INFRARED LASERS

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE