Analysis of a Semi-Automatic System for the Ultrasonic Measurement of Texture

  • S. J. Wormley
  • R. B. Thompson
  • Y. Li


The texture (preferred grain orientation) of rolled metal plates influences a number of important properties. Included are their form-ability into complex shapes such as beverage cans, vehicle bodies, or airframe skins, and their response to static or dynamic loading when the resulting components are placed into service [1–3]. Considerable benefit would be gained from the development of instrumentation which could measure texture in real time for process control applications or which could easily establish the texture of incoming materials or finished components so that their elastic or plastic mechanical properties could be estimated. As an example of the economic benefits of such a device, it has been estimated that $40 million could be saved by the aluminum can industry through adequate texture monitoring [4].


Ultrasonic Measurement Ames Laboratory Incoming Material Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation Guide Wave Propagation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. J. Wormley
    • 1
  • R. B. Thompson
    • 1
  • Y. Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Ames LaboratoryIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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