Rivet rotating eddy current probe

Patent Number: 7,902,819
Issued: 3/8/2011
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Abstract: An eddy current probe adapted for detecting cracks in material directly beneath a raised-head fastener is disclosed. The probe comprises an eddy current coil and a support for carrying the coil in an orientation suitable for introducing eddy currents into material directly beneath a raised-head fastener.
Filed: 10/7/2005
Application Number: 11/664,665
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.