Accession Number : ADA302155

Title :   NDE X-Ray Computed Tomography Applications Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 89-Sep 94,

Corporate Author : ADVANCED RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS CORP SUNNYVALE CA

Personal Author(s) : Neel, S. T. ; Yancey, Robert N. ; Eliasen, Dennis S. ; Phillips, David H.

PDF Url : ADA302155

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : This report summarizes research efforts in X-ray computed tomography at Wright Laboratory. Attention is focused on applications development efforts that have been successful in coupling CT with engineering functions to provide new insight to materials and processing issues in a cost effective manner. A sampling of the myriad of applications to be covered in this report includes: tracking of densification during the processing of composite materials and ceramics, measuring the thickness of internal walls in castings, failure analysis of an aircraft landing gear actuator, and verification of modeling damage zones in slug impacted fiberglass armor. Extrapolation of specific studies to broader horizons are offered. (AN)

Descriptors :   *CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES, *METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES, SIGNAL PROCESSING, IMAGE PROCESSING, FIBERGLASS, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, RESOLUTION, X RAYS, ULTRASONICS, ALUMINUM, TITANIUM, QUALITY ASSURANCE, FAILURE(MECHANICS), RADIOGRAPHY, COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, EXTRAPOLATION.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE