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dc.contributor.advisorJack, David Abram, 1977-
dc.contributor.authorJost, Elliott
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.contributor.otherMoore, David.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-21T16:28:50Z
dc.date.available2018-05-21T16:28:50Z
dc.date.copyright2018-04-30
dc.date.issued2018-05-21
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/10251
dc.description.abstractMany invasive techniques exist to identify the temperature and phase of a semicrystalline material. Most current methods require physical contact or implicit techniques utilizing light reflectance of the specimen. This work presents an ultrasonic nondestructive inspection approach that circumvents these disadvantages to identify phase change regions and infer a material’s internal temperature. An experiment is constructed and performed to capture the ultrasonic characteristics of a wax as it undergoes melting and subsequent cooling. Results show a clear relationship between material speed of sound and temperature. This thesis demonstrates the range of temperature over which the semi-crystalline material melts is readily identified by the speed of sound represented as a function of material temperature. The investigated ultrasonic NDE method has direct applications in many industries, including oil and gas, food and beverage, and polymer matrix composites, Specifically, the method has many implications for expanding current capabilities of nondestructive inspection of multiphase materials.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectUltrasounden_US
dc.subjectNon-Destructive Inspectionen_US
dc.subjectNDEen_US
dc.subjectpolymersen_US
dc.subjectDifferential Scanning Calorimetryen_US
dc.titleNon-Destructive Inspection Approach Using Ultrasound to Identify the Material State and Internal Temperature for Amorphous and Semi-Crystalline Materialsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US


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