A New NDE Capability for Thin-Shelled Structures
Final technical rept. Sep 1985-Apr 1988,
ADVANCED RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS CORP SUNNYVALE CA
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A need currently exists for a fast, effective X-ray imaging method for inspection of advanced solid rocket-motor components. A technique known as laminography was proposed as an accurate method to obtain X-ray images of thin slices of thin-walled structures in a fraction of the time required for computed Tomography CT inspection. A program was undertaken to construct a preprototype laminography scan system. The design of the scan system, the procurement of subsystem hardware, the assembly and checkout of subsystem components, and the integration of the subsystems into a complete preprototype laminography system also capable of accommodating a dual-energy capability were all completed as part of this program. The result of the program is a fully operational preprototype LaminographyDual-Energy system.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics