Accession Number : ADA290727

Title :   Proceedings of the International Conference on Nondestructive Characterization of Materials (6th) Held at Oahu, Hawaii on 7-11 June 1993.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 93-Mar 94,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s) : Green, Robert E., Jr. ; Kozaczek, Krzysztof J. ; Ruud, Clayton O.

PDF Url : ADA290727

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 823

Abstract : The role of nondestructive testing has expanded far beyond its historical mission of detecting macroscopic defects in structures and devices which had already been constructed and most often had been in service for an extended period of time. Today, and ever increasingly in the future, using advanced sensors and modern measurement technology, along with signal/data processing techniques, information on the processing conditions and the properties and characteristics of the materials being processed can be continuously generated. Real-time process monitoring for more effective and efficient real-time process control and improved product quality and reliability will now become a practical reality. The optimization of the processing and properties of polymers, ceramics and composites, the development of synthetically structured materials, the characterization of surfaces and interfaces, the measurement and character-characterization of amorphous metals and semiconductors, the growth of perfect electronic and optical crystals and thin films, and in all cases, the structures, devices and systems made from these materials demand the innovative application of modem nondestructive materials characterization techniques to monitor and control as many stages of the production process as possible. Simply put, intelligent manufacturing is impossible without integrating modem nondestructive evaluation into the production system. (MM)

Descriptors :   *METALS, *MANUFACTURING, *NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, *OPTICAL DETECTION, *POLYMERS, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *ACOUSTIC DETECTION, *CERAMIC MATERIALS, *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, *PLASTICS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, MICROSTRUCTURE, SYMPOSIA, NEURAL NETS, AIRCRAFT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, DEGRADATION, INTERFACES, LAMINATES, CRACKING(FRACTURING), FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, THIN FILMS, SINGLE CRYSTALS, METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES, SEMICONDUCTORS, STEEL, WELDS, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), AEROSPACE CRAFT, NICKEL ALLOYS, CRYSTAL GROWTH, ULTRASONIC TESTS.

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Plastics
      Cybernetics
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

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