interactive parameter selection and video with oral commentary and photos
are used in this new version to provide a thorough instructional experience
to supplement classroom or self-paced study. This Windows based tutorial
program is based on the popular MS-DOS version of the same name.
Topics covered include
normal and angle beam pulse echo inspection as well as the operation
of a typical flaw detector. Additional topics are pulse excitation,
flaw echoes, A-scan and rectified and RF displays, and calibration.
Longitudinal and shear waves, probe characteristics, pulse distortion,
Snell's law, critical angles and the echo envelope are described.
by the operator include probe frequency and diameter as well as a variety
of materials. Elastic waves are covered from excitation to wave motion
descriptions for longitudinal and shear waves. Pulse formation is described,
as well as more complete explanations of pulse distortion and frequency
of beam divergence and pulse echo inspection are included for both normal
beam and angle beam inspection. Suggested exercises related to the material
the copy of USITutor in March and have found it very useful. I have
an LED projector connected to my computer. I have used the program to
demonstrate ultrasonic principles to my students. It is a valuable and
effective aid when explaining the physics of ultrasound."
- Bruce Crouse
Cowley Community College, Kansas
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Evaluation, A Tool for Design, Manufacturing,
and Service, Don E. Bray and Roderic K. Stanley, CRC Press,
Boca Raton, FL, 1997.
ISBN 0-8493-2655-9 $110.00 plus applicable taxes and shipping
evaluation (NDE) techniques are widely used in research and industry
to ensure that machines and systems can be operated with confidence
in an extended life mode. This Revised Edition of the authors' previous
book introduces and discusses the primary techniques used in the field:
ultrasonics, magnetics, radiography, penetrants and eddy currents.
from a fundamental law of physics approach, Nondestructive Evaluation:
A Tool in Design, Manufacturing, and Service contains examples,
problems, and applications of each technique making the book suitable
as a primary reference and as a textbook for courses on nondestructive
concepts behind inspection techniques are provided
given to show typical NDE applications of physical principles
solutions are presented in each section
are addressed in NDE and future applications
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Don E. Bray and Don McBride, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1992.
ISBN 0-471-52513-8 $200 plus applicable taxes and shipping
need for Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE), on the industrial, regulatory,
as well as research levels, cannot be overestimated. But much of the
important methodology in nondestructive flaw detection and the evaluation
of the properties and integrity of materials never reaches the general
Testing Techniques is a comprehensive reference
covering a broad range of techniques in nondestructive testing. Drawing
on the work expert contributors, and a wide range of sources, many never
before available to the general public, this book encompasses the well
known as well as many not so well known NDE methods.
on years of extensive research and application at NASA and other government
research facilities, Nondestructive Testing Techniques provides
practical guidelines for selecting the appropriate testing methods and
equipment. It details thoroughly the applications, limitations, and
advantages for each method presented.
by physical testing groups to facilitate use as a practical reference,
this book covers a broad spectrum of NDE issues and techniques, including:
Sonic and ultrasonic
Thermal and microwave
The book is heavily
indexed and referenced. In addition, its many drawings and diagrams
make it optimum as a reference guide.