Skip to main content

ASU Electronic Theses and Dissertations


This collection includes most of the ASU Theses and Dissertations from 2011 to present. ASU Theses and Dissertations are available in downloadable PDF format; however, a small percentage of items are under embargo. Information about the dissertations/theses includes degree information, committee members, an abstract, supporting data or media.

In addition to the electronic theses found in the ASU Digital Repository, ASU Theses and Dissertations can be found in the ASU Library Catalog.

Dissertations and Theses granted by Arizona State University are archived and made available through a joint effort of the ASU Graduate College and the ASU Libraries. For more information or questions about this collection contact or visit the Digital Repository ETD Library Guide or contact the ASU Graduate College at gradformat@asu.edu.


Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) is a branch of scientific methods and techniques used to evaluate the defects and irregularities in engineering materials. These methods conduct testing without destroying or altering material’s structure and functionality. Most of these defects are subsurface making them difficult to detect and access. SONIC INFRARED (IR) is a relatively new and emerging vibrothermography method under the category of NDT methods. This is a fast NDT inspection method that uses an ultrasonic generator to pass an ultrasonic pulse through the test specimen which results in a temperature variation in the test specimen. The temperature increase around the area …

Contributors
Darnal, Aryabhat, Liu, Yongming, Zhuang, Houlong, et al.
Created Date
2019

This thesis intends to cover the experimental investigation of the propagation of laser-generated optoacoustic waves in structural materials and how they can be utilized for damage detection. Firstly, a system for scanning a rectangular patch on the sample is designed. This is achieved with the help of xy stages which are connected to the laser head and allow it to move on a plane. Next, a parametric study was designed to determine the optimum testing parameters of the laser. The parameters so selected were then used in a series of tests which helped in discerning how the Ultrasound Waves behave …

Contributors
Ravi Narayanan, Venkateshwaran, Liu, Yongming, Zhuang, Houlong, et al.
Created Date
2019

Corrosion fatigue has been of prime concern in railways, aerospace, construction industries and so on. Even in the case of many medical equipment, corrosion fatigue is considered to be a major challenge. The fact that even high strength materials have lower resistance to corrosion fatigue makes it an interesting area for research. The analysis of propagation of fatigue crack growth under environmental interaction and the life prediction is significant to reduce the maintenance costs and assure structural integrity. Without proper investigation of the crack extension under corrosion fatigue, the scenario can lead to catastrophic disasters due to premature failure of …

Contributors
Kurian, Bianca, Liu, Yongming, Nian, Qiong, et al.
Created Date
2019