Surface crack detection on metallic structures (aircraft fuselage, turbine blades and nuclear power plant steam generator turbines) is of utmost importance. The use of an open-ended coaxial line for this purpose is very attractive because it offers advantages such as a wide frequency band of operation, small aperture (sensing) area, and excellent sensitivity.
N. Qaddoumi et al., "A Novel Microwave Fatigue Crack Detection Technique using an Open-Ended Coaxial Line," Proceedings of the Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements, 1994, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 1994.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CPEM.1994.333291
Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements, 1994
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Aircraft Fuselage; Coaxial Cables; Crack Detection; Electric Sensing Devices; Metallic Structures; Microwave Fatigue Crack Detection; Microwave Measurement; Nuclear Power Plant Steam Generator Turbines; Open-Ended Coaxial Line; Probes; Sensitivity; Surface Crack Detection; Turbine Blades; Wide Frequency Band
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