Computer Controlled X-Ray Stress Analysis for Inspection of Manufactured Components
WATERVLIET ARSENAL NY
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A portable x-ray system has been constructed to measure automatically the surface residual stresses of gun tubes and other weapon components. The system includes a stress goniometer powered by a full wave x-ray generator and a set of modular electronics which consist of a dual axis positioner, a universal timer-scaler and a telecomputer interface for communicating with a minicomputer. The system is controlled by a minicomputer having 12K words of memory, 1.2M-word removable-cartridge disk and can implement entire problem solutions using FORTRAN IV. All operations of the stress goniometer, the modular electronic hardware, logic operations and data processing are performed in real time and are completely computer controlled.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods