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Overview:

  • Motivation, Backgound, Capabilities, Limitations of NDT Methods.

  • Variables in Inspection and Statistical Issues.

Surface Methods

  • Visual Inspection - Physical Principles, Methodology, Limitations, Applications.

  • Liquid Penetrant Testing - Physical Principles, Methodology, Limitations, Applications.

  • Magnetic Particle Inspection - Physical Principles, Methodology, Limitations, Applications.

Volumetric Methods

  • Electro-Magnetic Methods - Maxell’s Equations, Magnetic Flux Leakage, Eddy Current, Low Frequency Eddy Current, Remote Field Eddy Current, Pulsed Eddy Current.

  • Acoustical Methods - Ultrasonic NDT principles, Different types of wave modes, Physics of wave generation, reception, interactions and propagation. Calibration, data collection, quantification, and interpretation, New methods using guided waves, Resonance and other Low Frequency Methods.

  • Radiographic Methods - Principles of X-ray NDT, Equipment, Calibration, Image Collection, Quantification, and Interpretation. High power sources and high quality films. Digital Radiography, Introduction to Tomography and Laminography

  • Thermal Methods - Principles of thermography and approaches in NDT, Sources and detectors, capabilities and limitations, measurement of diffusivity and wall thickness.

  • Optical Methods - Principles of Shearography and holography, applications in NDT.

Applications

  • Nuclear Industry, Aerospace Industry, Transportation Industry, Process Industry

 

Sl. No

Topic/s

Number of Hours

1.

Overview:

  • Motivation, Backgound, Capabilities, Limitations of NDT Methods.

  • Variables in Inspection and Statistical Issues.

 

2

2

2.

Surface Methods:

  • Visual Inspection - Physical Principles, Methodology, Limitations, Applications.

  • Liquid Penetrant Testing - Physical Principles, Methodology, Limitations, Applications.

  • Magnetic Particle Inspection - Physical Principles, Methodology, Limitations, Applications.

 

2

 

2

 

2

3.

Volumetric Methods:

  • Electro-Magnetic Methods: Maxell's Equations, Magnetic Flux Leakage, Eddy Current, Low Frequency Eddy Current, Remote Field Eddy Current, Pulsed Eddy Current.

  • Acoustical Methods: Ultrasonic NDT principles, Different types of wave modes, Physics of wave generation, reception, interactions and propagation. Calibration, data collection, quantification, and interpretation, New methods using guided waves, Resonance and other Low Frequency Methods

  • Radiographic Methods: Principles of X-ray NDT, Equipment, Calibration, Image Collection, Quantification, and Interpretation. High power sources and high quality films. Digital Radiography, Introduction to Tomography and Laminography

  • Thermal Methods:Principles of thermography and approaches in NDT, Sources and detectors, capabilities and limitations, measurement of diffusivity and wall thickness.

  • Optical Methods: Principles of Shearography and holography, applications in NDT



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8







8



4



2

4.

Applications:

  • Nuclear Industry

  • Aerospace Industry

  • Transportation Industry

  • Process Industry

4

  • Basic Mathematics.

  • Physics of Sound, Light, Electromagnetism, Heat.

  • Fundamentals of Material Engineering.


  1. Nondestructive Evaluation - Theory, Techniques, and Applications, by P.J. Shull, Marcell Decker Inc., NY 2002.

  2. Non-destructive Evaluation - A tool in Design, Manufacturing and Service by D.E. Bray and R. K. Stanley, Revised Edition CRC Press, 1996.

  3. NDT Handbooks Vol 1-17, ASNT Press, OH, USA


NDE/NDT Resource Center: http://www.ndt-ed.org/



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