Nondestructive Evaluation Laboratory

Peter Nagy

The Nondestructive Evaluation Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for applied scientific research and development in the area ofultrasonic, laser-optic, electromagnetic, thermoelectric, and dielectric materials characterization and nondestructive testing.

  • Scanning Ultrasonic Microscope

    Scanning ultrasonic microsope

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  • White Light Interference Microscope

    White light interference microscope.

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  • Eddy Current Imager

    Eddy current imager.

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  • Magnetic Scanner Non-contacting Thermoelectric Imaging

    Magnetic scanner non-contacting thermoelectric imaging. Model 701-3/31 Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) magnetometer from Tristan Technologies of San Diego, California. This instrument is used for nondestructive characterization of non-ferromagnetic materials.  The heart of the system is a High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) SQUID magnetometer that offers 100 fT/Hz^1/2 noise threshold at 3 mm coil size.

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  • Laser Interferometric Detection and Generation Systems

    Laser interferometric detection and generation systems for non-contacting ultrasonic inspection of moving objects as well as objects in hot otherwise hostile. Frequency-doubled (532 nm) Brilliant pulsed Nd:YAG laser for non-contacting generation of ultrasonic surface and bulk waves from Quantel.
    Louis 35 Fabry-Perot interferometer for non-contacting detection of ultrasonic vibrations in the 2 - 50 MHz frequency range from UltraOptec, Inc.
    Model OFV-302-R laser interferometric sensor and OFV-3000 for non-contacting detection of ultrasonic vibrations in the 0.05 - 2 MHz frequency range controller from Polytec PI, Inc.

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  • Alternating Current Potential Drop Analyzer

    ACPD (alternating current potential drop) analyzer with LR-700 resistance meter

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  • 100 kN MTS

    100 kN MTS for fatigue cycling and electro-elastic and acousto-elastic measurements.

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