straight beam

straight beam

[′strāt ′bēm]
(engineering)
In ultrasonic testing, a longitudinal wave emitted from an ultrasonic search unit in a wavetrain which travels perpendicularly to the test surface.
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Tenders are invited for Portable ultrasonic flaw detector alongwith contact type straight beam proble size 10mm note-see attachments for full name and specification .
It improves inspections on straight beam applications, such as composites and pipeline corrosion mapping, as well as angled beam inspections for weld and TOFD.
For this experimental study, ingredients such as 53 grade ordinary Portland cement, fine aggregate, coarse aggregate, water, steel, fly ash, GGBS, and corrugated steel fibre were used for casting specimens like cube, cylinder, prism, and structural elements such as straight beam and L-beam.
Eight equal straight beam elements were used to approximate the curved beam.
FPA16 ultrasonic probes, the world's first straight beam phased array probes to feature hard face, direct contact surfaces instead of nonabrasive protective membranes.
The secret to the speed lies in how the researchers manipulated the laser signal to form an optical vortex (also known as an orbital angular momentum carrying-beam, or OAM beam), where the light moves in a spiral, rather than a straight beam akin to a laser pointer.
A red laser has also been mounted under the minute hand that projects a straight beam of light on to the adjacent hour mark.
If a straight beam is supported at any two points, internal stresses in the beam develop due to self (gravity)-loading.
That design retains some of the strength of the curved or bent beam, Smith explained, while getting away from a straight beam which requires a much heavier section.
It results a model of a straight beam loaded with distributed forces, presented in the next figure.
The jets can quickly create a stream of high-energy neutrinos, which travel in an everlasting straight beam through space.