The Nondestructive Evaluation Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for applied scientific research and development in the area of ultrasonic, laser-optic, electromagnetic, thermoelectric, and dielectric materials characterization and nondestructive testing. Currently, it is being used for research and testing for the following agencies and companies:
o NDE Method for Monitoring Thermo-Mechanical Damage, Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP), Department of Energy (2010-2013)
o Nondestructive Characterization of Residual Stress Distributions, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Department of Defense (2010-2014)
o Nonlinear Ultrasonic Scanner, Rolls-Royce Corporation (2010)
o Evaluation of microstructural influences, Whemco Ohio Foundry (2010)
o Ultrasonic EMAT Sensor for Corrosion/Erosion Monitoring, ClampOn AS (2008-2010)
o High-Temperature Sensing in Ordered Alloys, Universal Energy Systems/AFRL, (2007-2009)
o General Electric
o Air Force Office of Scientific Research
The laboratory has recently received an equipment grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to purchase and install a high-resolution SQUID-based magnetic scanner for thermoelectric inspection of aerospace materials. Current research projects in this laboratory include ultrasonic, laser-optic, thermoelectric, and electromagnetic inspection of early fatigue damage in titanium alloys, corrosion detection and assessment in high-strength aluminum alloys, residual stress assessment in surface treated engine components, fretting damage detection in turbine disks and blades, and the evaluation of joint integrity in rotating components.
AFOSR Prognosis Workshop, Kingsgate Marriott Conference Hotel, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, February 19 and 20, 2008
For more information concerning this research facility, please contact the director, Dr. Peter Nagy.
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