Eddy Current Probe Performance Variability

  • G. L. Burkhardt
  • R. E. Beissner
  • J. L. Fisher
Conference paper
Part of the Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation book series (RPQN, volume 6 A)

Abstract

Eddy current testing is used extensively by the Air Force for nondestructive inspection of many aircraft structural components. Although the reliability and consistency of inspections depends to a large extent on the characteristics of the eddy current probes used, no adequate specifications or certification methods presently exist for assuring probe performance. Because of the variability in probe performance, a need exists for establishing a means to control probe performance characteristics which will eventually lead to improved test results.

Keywords

Fatigue Assure Kelly Impe 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. L. Burkhardt
    • 1
  • R. E. Beissner
    • 1
  • J. L. Fisher
    • 1
  1. 1.Southwest Research InstituteSan AntonioUSA

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