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Non-Destructive Testing and Testability of Materials and Structures

The definitive guide on non-destructive testing.
Non-Destructive Testing and Testability of Materials and Structures encompasses a wide range of methods for inspecting an object without modifying it. Analysis must be unambiguous, particularly in sensitive industrial sectors such as nuclear and aeronautics. This book provides an exhaustive presentation of the parameters for carrying out this sort of evaluation, the conditions under which it can occur, and the characteristics of potential defects. Additionally, it explores the physical principles, technology, and current methods of non-destructive testing (NDT), both common and specific. This manual also describes methods for identifying factors that can deteriorate measurements and distort analysis. In this way, it introduces and defines the concepts of structural noise and environmental parameters. The book also proposes solutions to these challenges, notably based on progress made in phenomena modeling and inversion methods. Finally, it deals with information post-processing (both of signals and images) and presents a new approach called Recommandations de Conception basées sur des règles de Contrôle Non-Destructif (RC-CND). Aimed at both experienced professionals and students of NDT, this book will constitute a precious and lasting reference.

320 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/2

Physical Sciences: Experimental and Applied Physics

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Table of Contents

1 Non-Destructive Testing in Context
2 Choosing an Optimal NDT Method
3 Visual Testing
4 Penetrant Testing
5 Magnetic Testing
6 Radiographic Testing
7 Ultrasonic Testing
8 Eddy Current Testing
9 Acoustic Emission Testing
10 Infrared Thermographic Testing
11 Leak Testing
12 Other Testing Methods
13 Noise And Hostile Environments: The Factors of Degradation of Non-Destructive Measurements

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