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Needs and opportunities: nondestructive evaluation for energy systems
Author(s): Leonard J. Bond
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Paper Abstract

Advanced manufacturing and new energy systems are presenting a wide variety of challenges for nondestructive testing and evaluation (NDT/NDE). This paper discusses the state of the art, needs and opportunities for NDE to provide reliable, effective and economic inspection and monitoring for energy systems. It introduces issues of materials, defects and allowables, the evolution of advanced NDT and NDE and then considers examples of NDE for energy systems. These include applications in the petrochemical industry, advanced and additive manufacturing, solar cells, wind turbines, nuclear systems and some underlying issues of large scale composites, pipes and concrete.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2015
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9439, Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems 2015, 943902 (27 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2086279
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Leonard J. Bond, Iowa State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9439:
Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems 2015
Norbert G. Meyendorf, Editor(s)

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