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X-ray Test Simulations for the Interior Skin-to-flange Weld for the NASA Ares Rocket Segment

This study presents simulation results for X-ray testing of a welded structure for NASA Ares exploration vehicles. Although the testing of these structures is normally done with A-scan ultrasonic techniques, it was useful to consider how such a structure might be X-rayed. X-ray simulator software was utilized to determine test feasibility.

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