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ADVANCED ACOUSTIC EMISSION TECHNIQUES FOR TANK CAR WELD INSPECTION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
26966
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
26966
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PHYSICAL ACOUSTICS CORP.
195 Clarksville Road Princeton Jct., NJ 08550
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: ADVANCED ACOUSTIC EMISSION TECHNIQUES FOR TANK CAR WELD INSPECTION
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,767.00
 

Abstract:

ACOUSTIC EMISSION CAN DETECT FLAWS IN TANK CARS WITHOUT REMOVAL OF LINING OR INSULATION. THIS RELATIVELY NEW METHOD HAS ALREADY BEEN USED SUCCESSFULLY ON ABOUT 10,000 CARS. HOWEVER, THERE HAVE BEEN SOME SHORTCOMINGS IN THE AREAS OF RELIABILITY AND INTERPRETATON. THIS PROJECT WILL ADDRESS AND CORRECT THESE SHORTCOMINGS WITH NEW RESEARCH AND REFINED TECHNIQUES FOR THE AE TEST. THE FIRST AREA OF RESEARCH IS THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN FLAW SIZE AND ORIENTATION, SERVICE LOADS, TEST LOADS, LOCAL STRESS AN AE RESPONSE. THE SECOND AREA OF RESEARCH ADDRESSES INNOVATIVE WAYS OF USING MULTI-CHANNEL DATA, AS AN ADJUNCT TO THE CURRENT TEST PROCEDURE. THIS WILL GIVE SUPERIOR INFORMATION FOR GUIDING FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION. IN THE THIRD AREA OF RESEARCH WE WILL TACKLE SOME PREVIOUSLY INTRACTABLE NOISE PROBLEMS USING PATTERN RECOGNITION AND NEURAL NETWORK APPROACHES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Adrian A Pollock
Director-technology Transfer
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Acoustics Corp.
Po Box 3135 Princeton, NJ 08543

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No