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Developing Methodology of Pulsed Thermal NDT of Materials

Step-by-step analysis of reference samples

By M.Z. Umar at Malaysian Nuclear Agency, A.R. Hamzah at Malaysian Nuclear Agency, V. Vavilov at Tomsk Polytechnic University, and W. Swiderski at Military Institute of Armament Technology. This article appears in the May/June 2008 issue of Inspectioneering Journal

The concept of pulsed thermal nondestructive testing including the simulation of finite-size defects in solid materials, optimization of test procedures and advanced data treatment has been proposed. The experimental results have been obtained on a bakelite reference sample which contains bottom-hole defect surrogates of different depth and thickness.

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