Non-Destructive Inspection Method for an Impact Treated Surface

Author:  Roger S. Simpson, Northville, MI; Donald K. Cohen,
Source:  US Patent 6,415,044 B1
Doc ID:  2002001
Year of Publication:  2002
A nondestructive method and apparatus for the inspection of impact treated surfaces to predict impact treatment process variables which acquires a multi-dimensional map of an impact treated surface, characterizes the multi-dimensional map to develop surface texture parameters, and develops relationships between the surface texture parameters and the impact treatment process variables.

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