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Victoria A. Kramb, Ph. D. 

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Research Engineer
Integrated Methods Materials Characterization – Systems Development Group

 

Dr. Kramb has over 18 years of experience in nondestructive evaluation (NDE), materials characterization and mechanical behavior.  Her current research efforts are directed toward implementation of phased array ultrasonic technology into aerospace inspection applications.  These studies include development of new inspection approaches for legacy turbine engine hardware, techniques for automating probe alignment and calibration, assessment of array probe reliability, and determination of embedded defect probability of detection.  Dr. Kramb organized and led a workshop on phased array ultrasound, held at UDRI in March 2004, that resulted in 22 presentations from 23 scientists and participants from five countries.

 

Dr. Kramb’s other areas of research include:

  • Workshops and hands-on training for phased array ultrasonics and inspection automation.
  • Thermographic analysis of fatigue damage accumulation in titanium alloys.
  • Damage progression in ceramic matrix composites.
  • Characterization of weathering degradation in polymeric coatings.
  • Electromagnetic noise effects for the characterization of ferromagnetic materials.
  • Fracture, fatigue and crack growth in titanium alloys and ceramic matrix composites (CMC). 

Education:

  • Ph.D., Materials Engineering, University of Dayton, 1999
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 1983
  • B.A., Physics, Thomas More College, 1980

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society for Nondestructive Testing
  • American Society Testing & Materials
  • Sigma Pi Sigma 

Selected Publications:

  • “Use of Phased Array Ultrasonics for Automated Aerospace Testing Applications,”  V. A. Kramb, Materials Evaluation, Vol. 65, No. 1, 2007, p. 67.

  • “Probability of Detection for Embedded Defects: Needs for Ultrasonic Inspection of Aerospace Turbine Engine Components,” Kramb, V. A., in Advanced Topics In Phased Array Ultrasonics, pub. Olympus NDT, 2007.

  • “Design, Commissioning and Production Performance of the Automated System for Jet Engine Disk Inspection,” Kramb, V. A., in Advanced Topics In Phased Array Ultrasonics, pub. Olympus NDT, 2007. 

  • “An Automated Ultrasonic System for Inspection of Aircraft Turbine Engine Components,” D. Stubbs, R. Cook, D. Erdahl, I. Fiscus, D. Gasper, J. Hoeffel, W. Hoppe, V. Kramb, S. Kulhman, R. Martin, R. Olding, D. Petricola, N. Powar, J. Sebastian, INSIGHT, March 2005.

  • “Linear Array Ultrasonic Transducers: Sensitivity and Resolution Study,” V. A. Kramb, Review of Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 24, ed. D. O. Thompson and D. E. Chimenti, 2005.

  • "Considerations for Using Phased Array Ultrasonics in a Fully Automated Inspection System," V. A. Kramb, R. B. Olding, J. R. Sebastian, W. C. Hoppe, D. L. Petricola, J. D. Hoeffel, D. A. Gasper and D. A. Stubbs, Review of Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation,  Vol. 23, ed. D. O. Thompson and D. E. Chimenti, p. 817, 2004.

  • “Defect Detection and Classification in Aerospace Materials Using Phased Array Ultrasonics,” V. A. Kramb, World Conference on Nondestructive Testing, Montreal Canada, 2004. http://www.ndt.net/article/wcndt2004/pdf/array_transducers/588_kramb.pdf.

  • “Use of Phased Array Ultrasonics in Aerospace Engine Component Inspections: Transition from Conventional Transducers,” V. A. Kramb, World Conference on Nondestructive Testing, Montreal Canada, 2004. http://www.ndt.net/article/wcndt2004/pdf/array_transducers/527_kramb.pdf.

  • “Phased Array Transducer Calibration for Automated Inspection Systems,” V. A. Kramb, World Conference on Nondestructive Testing, Montreal Canada, 2004.   http://www.ndt.net/abstract/wcndt2004/463.htm.

  • “Use of Phased Array Ultrasonics in Aerospace Engine Component Inspections,” V. A. Kramb, 8th Joint DOD/FAA/NASA Conference on Aging Aircraft, 2005. http://www.jcaa.us/AA_Conference2005/Tech%20Papers/Tech%20Papers%20in%20PDF/22_1130_Kramb.pdf.

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