Accession Number : ADA338737

Title :   NDE Research At Nondestructive Measurement Science At NASA Langley

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

PDF Url : ADA338737

Report Date : 01 JUN 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 315

Abstract : This document contains technical papers representative of the research performed at the NASA Langley Nondestructive Measurement Science Branch Laboratories. The focus of the program is to advance the science base for NDE resulting in improved quantitative information necessary to assess the safe, economical performance of materials and structures. The program is divided into groups consisting of: Composites, Metals, Advanced Sensors, Remote Sensors, and NDE Imaging. The respective group leaders are: Drs. Eric I. Madaras, Min Namkung, William P. Winfree, Robert S. Rogowski, and Patrick H. Johnston. Dr. Joseph S. Heyman is the program manager with Dr. Eric Madaras as the Assistant Branch Head and Mr. Bobby G. Batten, Director for Planning and Coordination. The multidisciplines associated with this activity are: physics, chemistry, mathematics, materials science, electronics engineering, and computer science. The technologies represented by our staff include: ultrasonics, nonlinear acoustics, thermal acoustics and diffusion, magnetics, fiber optics, and x-ray tomography. We have a strong commitment to transfer technology out of the laboratory to practical applications and welcome interactions with other government, university, and industry centers.

Descriptors :   *MEASUREMENT, *NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, THERMAL PROPERTIES, FIBER OPTICS, ELECTRONICS, METALS, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES, DETECTORS, LOW COSTS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, COMPUTERS, MATERIALS, X RAYS, CHEMISTRY, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, ENGINEERING, PHYSICS, ULTRASONICS, REMOTE DETECTORS, ACOUSTICS, MATHEMATICS, TOMOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE