Enhanced Defect Detection and Sizing Accuracy Using Matrix Phased Array Ultrasonics Tools

The objectives of this research project are to: (1) develop a concept for Matrix Phased Array Ultrasonics probes/modules applicable for either outside or inside pipe inspection and carried by different inspection tools, platforms and systems; (2) define and optimize detection and sizing capabilities of the modules via modeling and simulation; (3) design and fabricate two probes/modules --one for outside and one for inside inspection; and (4) determine and demonstrate the detection and sizing performance of the probes/modules


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $679457.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Merritt, James

  • Performing Organizations:

    Edison Welding Institute

    1250 Arthur E Adams Drive
    Columbus, OH  United States  43221-3560
  • Principal Investigators:

    Spencer, Roger

  • Start Date: 20080501
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120110
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31196

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01493247
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-08-T-000002
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 20 2013 1:00AM