ULTRASONIC ARRAYS IN NDE: BEYOND THE B-SCAN

Paul D. Wilcox*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The primary outputs of ultrasonic arrays in NDE are B-scan images that mimic the mechanical scanning of a single-element transducer. An alternative, that has only become practically feasible in the last decade, is to capture the full matrix of raw array data from all transmit-receive element combinations and perform other operations in post-processing. This article examines the ways in which the full matrix of raw array data can be exploited to improve ultrasonic NDE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationREVIEW OF PROGRESS IN QUANTITATIVE NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION, VOLS 32A AND 32B
EditorsDO Thompson, DE Chimenti
Place of PublicationMELVILLE
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics (AIP)
Pages33-50
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-1129-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event39th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE 2012) - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 15 Jul 201220 Jul 2012
Conference number: 39

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAMER INST PHYSICS
Volume1511
ISSN (Print)0094-243X

Conference

Conference39th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE 2012)
Abbreviated titleQNDE 2012
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period15/07/1220/07/12

Keywords

  • Full Matrix Capture
  • Imaging
  • Total Focusing Method
  • Signal to Noise
  • Adaptive Imaging
  • FULL-MATRIX
  • SCATTERING
  • ALGORITHM
  • DEFECTS
  • MODEL

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