Detection of Surface Flaw in a Homogeneous Ceramic Product by Resonant Ultrasound
This study evaluates cracks in a ceramic ferrule. When an optical fiber is connected to machinery, a ferrule is used to precisely set the optical axes of an optical fiber. A ferrule is a cylinder of 10.5mm in length and 2.5mm in diameter. The crack size of a ferrule can range from 10.40m to 32.35m. An acceptable ferrule must have no cracks. In this paper, we predicted and examined defects by Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS). To verify the data obtained from the experiment, we carried out simulation by explicit finite elements method, and compared the experimental results with simulation results. The average error range is 1~2 percent between the experimental resonant frequency of the acceptable specimens and the simulated FEM resonant frequency. Also, we compared the resonant frequencies of specimens with a crack with those of acceptable specimens. The histogram drawn from these data and the available mode surveyed were used to classify the specimens in the plant as either cracked or non-cracked specimens.
Ichsan Setya Putra and Djoko Suharto
I. Y. Yang et al., "Detection of Surface Flaw in a Homogeneous Ceramic Product by Resonant Ultrasound", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 306-308, pp. 247-252, 2006