Applying multiparametric ultrasonic nondestructive test for structural characterization of age hardened aluminum alloy
Erick Cerqueira das Neves, Ivan Costa e Silva, Jorge Luis Braz Medeiros, Luciano Volcanoglo Biehl, Carlos Otávio Damas Martins
Structural integrity is a major concern for both manufacturers and consumers, thus health monitoring is mandatory for a proper quality control. The use of more reliable and widespread techniques is urged. In this context, this work developed a nondestructive procedure for microstructural characterization of age-hardened aluminum alloys. By the combination of ultrasonic inspection parameters, we developed two highly sensitive methods of hardness evaluation. The results proved the versatility of ultrasonic waves for materials inspection and characterization, expanding the onsite evaluations range.
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