A portable ultrasonic nondestructive inspection system for metal matrix composite track shoes

Bao Mi, Xiaoliang Zhao, Tao Qian, Mark Stevenson, Chiman Kwan, Steven E. Owens, Roger L. Royer, Bernhard R. Tittmann, Basavaraju B. Raju

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Cast aluminum track shoes reinforced with metal matrix composite (MMC) inserts at heavy loading areas such as center splines and sprocket windows are light in weight, and can resist high temperature and wear. Various defects such as disbonds at the insert-substrate interface, cracks and porosity in the MMC layer, etc. can be introduced during the manufacturing process and/or in service. This paper presents a portable ultrasonic system to automatically inspect tank track shoes for disbond. Ultrasonic pulse/echo inspection has shown good reliability for disbond detection. A prototype sensor array fixture has been designed and fabricated to prove the feasibility. Good agreements between the sensor fixture results and ultrasonic C-scan images were obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReview of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 26
Pages1036-1043
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - May 14 2007
EventREVIEW OF PROGRESS IN QUANTITATIVE NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jul 30 2006Aug 4 2006

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume894
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherREVIEW OF PROGRESS IN QUANTITATIVE NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period7/30/068/4/06

Fingerprint

shoes
metal matrix composites
inspection
fixtures
ultrasonics
inserts
sensors
splines
casts
echoes
manufacturing
cracks
prototypes
aluminum
porosity
defects
pulses

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Cite this

Mi, B., Zhao, X., Qian, T., Stevenson, M., Kwan, C., Owens, S. E., ... Raju, B. B. (2007). A portable ultrasonic nondestructive inspection system for metal matrix composite track shoes. In Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation: Volume 26 (pp. 1036-1043). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 894). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2718081
Mi, Bao ; Zhao, Xiaoliang ; Qian, Tao ; Stevenson, Mark ; Kwan, Chiman ; Owens, Steven E. ; Royer, Roger L. ; Tittmann, Bernhard R. ; Raju, Basavaraju B. / A portable ultrasonic nondestructive inspection system for metal matrix composite track shoes. Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation: Volume 26. 2007. pp. 1036-1043 (AIP Conference Proceedings).
@inproceedings{c2e347238ffb4cee950f17f911c724f4,
title = "A portable ultrasonic nondestructive inspection system for metal matrix composite track shoes",
abstract = "Cast aluminum track shoes reinforced with metal matrix composite (MMC) inserts at heavy loading areas such as center splines and sprocket windows are light in weight, and can resist high temperature and wear. Various defects such as disbonds at the insert-substrate interface, cracks and porosity in the MMC layer, etc. can be introduced during the manufacturing process and/or in service. This paper presents a portable ultrasonic system to automatically inspect tank track shoes for disbond. Ultrasonic pulse/echo inspection has shown good reliability for disbond detection. A prototype sensor array fixture has been designed and fabricated to prove the feasibility. Good agreements between the sensor fixture results and ultrasonic C-scan images were obtained.",
author = "Bao Mi and Xiaoliang Zhao and Tao Qian and Mark Stevenson and Chiman Kwan and Owens, {Steven E.} and Royer, {Roger L.} and Tittmann, {Bernhard R.} and Raju, {Basavaraju B.}",
year = "2007",
month = "5",
day = "14",
doi = "10.1063/1.2718081",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "0735403996",
series = "AIP Conference Proceedings",
pages = "1036--1043",
booktitle = "Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation",

}

Mi, B, Zhao, X, Qian, T, Stevenson, M, Kwan, C, Owens, SE, Royer, RL, Tittmann, BR & Raju, BB 2007, A portable ultrasonic nondestructive inspection system for metal matrix composite track shoes. in Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation: Volume 26. AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 894, pp. 1036-1043, REVIEW OF PROGRESS IN QUANTITATIVE NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION, Portland, OR, United States, 7/30/06. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2718081

A portable ultrasonic nondestructive inspection system for metal matrix composite track shoes. / Mi, Bao; Zhao, Xiaoliang; Qian, Tao; Stevenson, Mark; Kwan, Chiman; Owens, Steven E.; Royer, Roger L.; Tittmann, Bernhard R.; Raju, Basavaraju B.

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation: Volume 26. 2007. p. 1036-1043 (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 894).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

TY - GEN

T1 - A portable ultrasonic nondestructive inspection system for metal matrix composite track shoes

AU - Mi, Bao

AU - Zhao, Xiaoliang

AU - Qian, Tao

AU - Stevenson, Mark

AU - Kwan, Chiman

AU - Owens, Steven E.

AU - Royer, Roger L.

AU - Tittmann, Bernhard R.

AU - Raju, Basavaraju B.

PY - 2007/5/14

Y1 - 2007/5/14

N2 - Cast aluminum track shoes reinforced with metal matrix composite (MMC) inserts at heavy loading areas such as center splines and sprocket windows are light in weight, and can resist high temperature and wear. Various defects such as disbonds at the insert-substrate interface, cracks and porosity in the MMC layer, etc. can be introduced during the manufacturing process and/or in service. This paper presents a portable ultrasonic system to automatically inspect tank track shoes for disbond. Ultrasonic pulse/echo inspection has shown good reliability for disbond detection. A prototype sensor array fixture has been designed and fabricated to prove the feasibility. Good agreements between the sensor fixture results and ultrasonic C-scan images were obtained.

AB - Cast aluminum track shoes reinforced with metal matrix composite (MMC) inserts at heavy loading areas such as center splines and sprocket windows are light in weight, and can resist high temperature and wear. Various defects such as disbonds at the insert-substrate interface, cracks and porosity in the MMC layer, etc. can be introduced during the manufacturing process and/or in service. This paper presents a portable ultrasonic system to automatically inspect tank track shoes for disbond. Ultrasonic pulse/echo inspection has shown good reliability for disbond detection. A prototype sensor array fixture has been designed and fabricated to prove the feasibility. Good agreements between the sensor fixture results and ultrasonic C-scan images were obtained.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=34248208074&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=34248208074&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1063/1.2718081

DO - 10.1063/1.2718081

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:34248208074

SN - 0735403996

SN - 9780735403994

T3 - AIP Conference Proceedings

SP - 1036

EP - 1043

BT - Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

ER -

Mi B, Zhao X, Qian T, Stevenson M, Kwan C, Owens SE et al. A portable ultrasonic nondestructive inspection system for metal matrix composite track shoes. In Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation: Volume 26. 2007. p. 1036-1043. (AIP Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2718081