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Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 165–168 | Cite as

Laser based, guided wave experiments for tubing

  • J. L. Rose
  • D. D. Hongerholt
  • D. J. Sames
Article

Abstract

Results are shown that prove laser-generated, ultrasonic-guided waves can be successfully generated in steam generator tubes. Specific guided wave modes are identified by determination of the frequency and velocity of each. In addition, the authors show results that confirm defects are detectable with this technique.

Keywords

Steam Mechanical Engineer Fluid Dynamics Wave Mode Steam Generator 
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© Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Rose
    • 1
  • D. D. Hongerholt
    • 1
  • D. J. Sames
    • 2
  1. 1.Engineering Science and Mechanics DepartmentThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park
  2. 2.Applied Research LaboratoryState College

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