In-service inspections and monitoring (INSMO)

Simulation examples of ultrasonic inspection

Matti Sarkimo, Jorma Pitkänen

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Abstract

The paper gives examples of application of two very different computer programs that are used to simulate and model ultrasonic inspection. The real propagation path of the sound beam can be difficult to trace when the geometry is complex. Ray tracing simulation on a three dimensional model of the inspection geometry can be very useful and sometimes nearly a necessity to analyse the probe angles and scanning paths. The modelling of the sound pulse behaviour in the material and its interaction with geometric details and defects produces information about the signals that can occur during the inspection. Simulation examples show how information can be generated to support inspection design, data analyses and qualification.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFINNUS: The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 1999-2002
Subtitle of host publicationFinal Report
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages88-93
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6086-8
ISBN (Print)951-38-6085-X
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

NameVTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes
PublisherVTT
Number2164
ISSN (Print)1235-0605
ISSN (Electronic)1455-0865

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three dimensional models
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probes
defects
pulses
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Sarkimo, M., & Pitkänen, J. (2002). In-service inspections and monitoring (INSMO): Simulation examples of ultrasonic inspection. In FINNUS: The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 1999-2002: Final Report (pp. 88-93). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes, No. 2164
Sarkimo, Matti ; Pitkänen, Jorma. / In-service inspections and monitoring (INSMO) : Simulation examples of ultrasonic inspection. FINNUS: The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 1999-2002: Final Report. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2002. pp. 88-93 (VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes; No. 2164).
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Sarkimo, M & Pitkänen, J 2002, In-service inspections and monitoring (INSMO): Simulation examples of ultrasonic inspection. in FINNUS: The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 1999-2002: Final Report. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes, no. 2164, pp. 88-93.

In-service inspections and monitoring (INSMO) : Simulation examples of ultrasonic inspection. / Sarkimo, Matti; Pitkänen, Jorma.

FINNUS: The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 1999-2002: Final Report. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2002. p. 88-93 (VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes; No. 2164).

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Sarkimo M, Pitkänen J. In-service inspections and monitoring (INSMO): Simulation examples of ultrasonic inspection. In FINNUS: The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 1999-2002: Final Report. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 2002. p. 88-93. (VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes; No. 2164).