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A general overview of some nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques for materials characterization
Author(s): S. Kenderian; O. Esquivel; K. R. Olson; E. C Johnson
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Paper Abstract

A brief overview is provided on three common methods of nondestructive evaluation (NDE), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Radiographic Testing (RT) and Eddy Current (EC). These methods vary in the physics applied to the testing or evaluation process while specific techniques vary in the way each method may be applied. Understanding the physics behind each method and constraints of each technique helps us understand the capabilities and limitations of the inspection. Recognizing the capabilities and limitation of these NDE Techniques helps us properly design the inspection, collect and process data and draw appropriate conclusions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7425, Optical Materials and Structures Technologies IV, 742506 (21 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826906
Show Author Affiliations
S. Kenderian, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
O. Esquivel, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
K. R. Olson, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
E. C Johnson, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7425:
Optical Materials and Structures Technologies IV
Joseph L. Robichaud; William A. Goodman, Editor(s)

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