Visualization of Cannon Wear Using Ultrasonic Measurements and MATLAB(R)
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY BENET WEAPONS LAB
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CUGS Computerized Ultrasonic Gauging System, the synergistic use of ultrasonic and computer technology, is used to obtain measurements of a gun tubes bore surface. The bore surface is displayed as a topographical map whose colors are related to the physical dimensions of lands and grooves. In this manner, bore wear and erosion can be detected as differences in colors. Visualization software is written in the MATLABR programming languageenvironment. All aspects of the process are described with special emphasis on the visualization algorithms and techniques. Also described are examples of typical results obtained from CUGS and the visualization software.