Accession Number:

ADB091636

Title:

Computer Automated Ultrasonic Inspection System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1979-Jul 1984

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS FORT WORTH TX FORT WORTH DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-02-06

Pagination or Media Count:

155.0

Abstract:

Standard ultrasonic inspection techniques used in industry today can involve tedious manual or semiautomated operations that make them incompatible with high-rate industrial production inspection requirements. But with advanced indigital computer technology and the rapid integration of this technology into both laboratory and production environments, the development of computer-aided ultrasonic inspection has become a reality. By reducing inspection costs through reduced inspection time, decreased inspector interaction, as well as providing more efficient inspection record storage and retrieval, these automated systems are proving their value and indispensability in the manufacturing environment. Computer-automated ultrasonic inspection has the potential to increase inspection reliability, provide permanent inspection records which can be used to track part integrity during the life of the aircraft, and can establish a structured data base for statistical analysis of inspection results.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Computer Hardware
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE