Ultrasonic phase array and eddy current methods for diagnostics of flaws in friction stir welds

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Abstract

The feasibility of the defect detection in friction stir welds of aluminum alloys with the use of two different non-destructive testing (NDT) methods has been studied. We have used the following NDT techniques: ultrasonic phase array and eddy current methods. A metallographic examination was chosen as the third method. The weld flaws such as kissing bond boundaries, lack of penetration, voids and cracks have been successfully detected using the ultrasonic phase array technique. The eddy current method enabled the detection of a weld root flaw.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-542
Number of pages4
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1623
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conference on Physical Mesomechanics of Multilevel Systems 2014 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 Sep 20145 Sep 2014

Keywords

  • Aluminum alloy
  • Eddy current
  • Friction stir welding
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Ultrasonic phase array

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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