Robotic Non-destructive Testing Technology
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The content of this book includes a variety of non-destructive testing (NDT) methods, with many introductions to testing and application cases. The book proposes new ultrasonic testing technology for complex workpieces. It is hard for traditional NDT technology to realize the automatic detection of complex curved components, especially the automatic high-precision non-destructive detection of curved-surface components with variable curvature, variable thickness and complex contour. Therefore, the robotic NDT technique as a combination of manipulator technique and NDT technique can further improve the efficiency and accuracy of NDT. Robotic NDT Technique combines the physical principle of non-destructive testing with the flexible motion control of spatial attitude of articulated manipulator. With NDT as the constraint, it controls the motion attitude and azimuth angle of a transmitting and receiving transducer. Thus traditional NDT technique has developed from plane to curved surface, from 2D to many dimensions and from artificiality to intelligence, into a unique and systematic interdisciplinary robotic NDT technique.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Method of Acoustic Waveguide UT 3. Planning Method of Scanning Trajectory on Free-Form Surface 4. Single-Manipulator Testing Technique 5. Dual-Manipulator Testing Technique 6. Error Analysis in Robotic NDT 7. Error and Correction in Robotic Ultrasonic Testing 8. Kinematic Error and Compensation in Robotic Ultrasonic Testing 9. Dual-Manipulator Ultrasonic Testing Method for Semi-Closed Components 10 Calibration Method of Tool Center Frame on Manipulator 11. Robotic Radiographic Testing Technique 12. Robotic Electromagnetic Eddy Current Testing Technique 13. Manipulator Measurement Method for the Liquid Sound Field of Ultrasonic Transducer 14. Robotic Laser Measurement Technique for Solid Sound Field Intensity 15. Typical Applications of Single-Manipulator NDT Technique 16. Typical Applications of Multi-Manipulator NDT Technique
Chunguang Xu is a professor at Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China. He received the Ph.D. degree in mechanical manufacturing from Beijing Institute of Technology in 1995. His current research interests include ultrasonic testing and manipulator control.