InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 7 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM I - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleUsing NDT Techniques to Detect and Characterise the Damage of End-Of-Life Components in Remanufacturing
Primary AuthorFatma Ocal, Cranfield University (United Kingdom)
Other Author(s) Yuchun Xu
Pages 136 - 147
Article ID sdm14-057
Publication Date 01-May-16
AbstractRemanufacturing is attractive as an environmentally friendly and cost effective solution for end-of-life components. If a remanufactured product is to be substituted for a new product, the manufacturer should ensure that the recovered products meet the required performance specification, using Non-destructive testing (NDT) technologies to detect potential damage of end-of-life product then selecting appropriate remanufacturing methodology is important for enduring that. In this study, two widely used NDT techniques, thermographic inspection and ultrasonic testing were investigated to detect and characterise the damage of selected end-of-life component specimen. Armed with enough information on damage associated with end-of-life products, and based on the NDT result on the end-of-life component, a decision can be made if an end-of-life component can be remanufactured and safely reused at the required performance level.

Keywords: Thermographic inspection, ultrasonic testing, mechanical failure, damage characterisation, remanufacturing.
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