Accession Number : ADD016173

Title :   Surface Conforming Flexible Eddy Current Probe for Scanning Varying Surface Contours.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 6 Nov 92, patented 11 Jan 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Vernon, Susan N ; Liu, John M

Report Date : 11 Jan 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A flexible core eddy current probe is disclosed for testing of curved or irregular surfaces. The core is comprised of a flexible binder loaded with a powdered magnetic material and then formed into a specific flexible core shape continuously adaptable to irregular or curved surfaces. The flexible core probe has specific application to carbon fiber reinforced composite components having contoured surfaces.

Descriptors :   *EDDY CURRENTS, *SURFACE ANALYSIS, *MAGNETIC ANOMALY DETECTION, *ELECTROMAGNETIC PROBES, *PATENTS, BINDERS, CARBON FIBERS, CORES, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, MAGNETIC MATERIALS, SHAPE, SURFACES, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, SCANNERS, CONTOURS, TEST EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Magnetic & Electric Fld Detection & Detectors
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE