Nondestructive Evaluation of Spot Weld Integrity/Quality: Method Comparison

Paper #:
  • 1999-01-0944

Published:
  • 1999-03-01
Citation:
Chen, F., Kuo, E., Wung, P., and Griffen, C., "Nondestructive Evaluation of Spot Weld Integrity/Quality: Method Comparison," SAE Technical Paper 1999-01-0944, 1999, https://doi.org/10.4271/1999-01-0944.
Pages:
12
Abstract:
This paper benchmarks some methods of nondestructive testing for zero and high mileage spot weld quality/integrity and degradation evaluation (pin holes, voids, cracks, fatigue, corrosion, etc.). The methods include X-ray radiography, ultrasonic imaging, ultrasonic pulse/ echo, pulsed infrared or thermography, and laser/TV holographic interferometry imaging. The advantages and limitations of each method are provided with descriptive principles and real test examples. It is found that X-ray radiography combined with ultrasonic echo technique is the most favorable one considering time and cost for the current zero and high mileage spot weld evaluation.
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