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Potential Opportunities For Optical Technologies In Army Quality Assurance And Nondestructive Evaluation
Author(s): George A. Darcy
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Paper Abstract

There are many opportunities for the potential use of optical techniques in nondestructive testing in the Army. However, there has been relatively little use of optical approaches in NDT which has traditionally favored instead, X-ray, ultrasound, eddy current, magnetic techniques, and penetrants. The large number of items procured in some Army systems requires automated and high rate testing systems with which optical approaches can be very compatible. The basic principles of optics could be applied to NDT requirements in a number of Army applications including testing of large composite panels, frame alignment, elimination of mechanical gages, and NDT of large structural load-carrying assemblies and bridges.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 1971
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0170, Optics in Quality Assurance II, (8 May 1971); doi: 10.1117/12.957019
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George A. Darcy, Army Materials and Mechanics Research Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0170:
Optics in Quality Assurance II
Harvey L. Kasdan, Editor(s)

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