Flaw Sizing Detection by Pulse-Echo Ultrasonic Technique
Ultrasonic is one of the most common uses of non-destructive evaluation technique. It could detect flaws inside the structure and on the surface such as voids, holes and cracks. In this investigation, a 304 steel block with a small hole inside the structure was fabricated. The radius of the hole was evaluated by the pulse-echo ultrasonic technique. In this work, 2.25MHz, 5MHz and 10MHz of incident waves were employed to detect the radius of the hole inside the structure. The errors of a hole with 2.5 mm radius measured by 5 MHz and 10MHz longitudinal wave were 1.15% and 6.6%, respectively. Experimental results showed that the accuracy of flaw sizing detection by ultrasonic technique depends on the frequency of the incident wave.
S. C. Her and M. C. Chang, "Flaw Sizing Detection by Pulse-Echo Ultrasonic Technique", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 55-57, pp. 758-761, 2011