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Magnetostrictive Probes for Surface Wave Testing of Thick Walled Structures

Abstract: 

An ultrasonic probe that uses the magnetostrictive effect to generate and detect a surface-coupled guided wave for the purpose of inspecting a thick-walled structure for surface defects. A transmitter sensor and a receiver sensor are especially designed to generate and detect short wavelengths that will couple to only one surface of the plate.

Patent Number: 
8,624,589
Date Of Issue: 
01/07/2014
Inventors: 

Alan R. Puchot; Charles E. Duffer; Sang Y. Kim; Adam C. Cobb; Pavan K. Shukla