Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation

Ultrasonic method

The method uses the energy of high-frequency sound waves. The waves introduced into the tested object are reflected by material discontinuities, deflection and scattering at their edges. The test enables the detection of defects in the entire volume of the verified material – the location of internal, surface and subsurface discontinuities, as well as the determination of material properties.

Ultrasonic method – testing capabilities

  • detecting defects in the internal structure and determining their location, configuration and size, such as:
    • cracks
    • blisters
    • inclusions,
    • a number of other discontinuities in metal,
    • non-metallic and composite materials,
    • welds;
  • material thickness measurements,
  • studies of remote places,
  • invisible surfaces,
  • sections,
  • determining material properties.

Ultrasonic method – equipment

  • GE Inspection Technologies Phasor XS flaw detector with Phased Array,
  • specialized heads and standards.
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