Ultrasonic Monitoring of Growth of Part-Through Thickness Defects at 290°C

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H. F. Hartung, D. J. Burns

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

J. T. Pindera

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

J. Eng. Power 101(3), 471-476 (Jul 01, 1979) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3446603 History: Received March 29, 1978; Online July 14, 2010


This paper discusses the design and calibration of an ultrasonic transducer for continuously monitoring the subcritical growth of internal, part-through thickness defects in steel piping operating at temperatures up to 300°C.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
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