5. Multiple Crystal Probe Design

  1. Mark V. Brook

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118104781.ch5

Ultrasonic Inspection Technology Development and Search Unit Design: Examples of Practical Applications

Ultrasonic Inspection Technology Development and Search Unit Design: Examples of Practical Applications

How to Cite

Brook, M. V. (2011) Multiple Crystal Probe Design, in Ultrasonic Inspection Technology Development and Search Unit Design: Examples of Practical Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118104781.ch5

Author Information

  1. West Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 18 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470874349

Online ISBN: 9781118104781

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Keywords:

  • multiple crystal probe designs;
  • ultrasonic inspection systems;
  • wedges

Summary

The conventional automated ultrasonic inspection systems are usually multichannel systems. To make the system maximally effective, as many channels as possible should be activated during one scan. At the same time, the number of separate probes should be kept to a minimum. These opposing requirements should be considered during probe packaging, that is, the placement in the same housing as many crystal assemblies and using a minimum of separate wedges as is possible. These multiple crystal probes are a step toward linear and phased array probes. This chapter discusses the variety of multiple crystal probe designs. As an example, the triplex probe to be designed for the inspection of test objects is made from carbon steel. The probe should contain two single crystal probes with refracted angles of 45°S and 60°S oriented in the same direction, along with dual straight beam probe.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

nondestructive testing; probes