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