Accession Number:

ADA083618

Title:

NDE Applications of Magnetic Leakage Field Methods. A State-of-the-Art Survey,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER SAN ANTONIO TX

Report Date:

1980-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

Magnetic methods of nondestructive evaluation NDE are among the oldest and most pervasive in the industrialized countries of the world because of the dominant production and use of steel and related ferrous metals. Economically, it is difficult to imagine a more important industrial commodity than steel. Without doubt more steel tonnage is produced per year than any other metal. There is a growing interest, too, in the quality and reliability of parts fabricated from high-strength alloy steels for critical aerospace as well as energy production applications. As replacement costs continue to soar, it is vital to get the maximum safe life from structures and components as divers as jet engine bearings and gas pipelines.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE