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Recent innovations using magnetostrictive sensors for nondestructive evaluation
Author(s): A. Puchot; C. Duffer; A. Cobb; G. Light
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Paper Abstract

Magnetostrictive sensor (MsS) technology is an emerging method to cost-effectively inspect large structures using ultrasonic guided waves. Recent research focuses on applications demanding small, robust sensors. To adapt to these applications, SwRI has extended MsS capabilities to generating bulk and surface wave modes. Bulk wave applications are demonstrated on a laboratory specimen with artificial damage. Surface wave inspections are demonstrated to monitor large areas of a thick-walled containment type structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7295, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2009, 72950K (8 April 2009);
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A. Puchot, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
C. Duffer, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
A. Cobb, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
G. Light, Southwest Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7295:
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2009
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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