Accession Number : ADA286978

Title :   Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Capabilities Data Book (3rd Edition)

Descriptive Note : Data book, 1 Nov 1996-1 Mar 1998

Corporate Author : NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER AUSTIN TX

Personal Author(s) : Rummel, Ward D. ; Matzkanin, Georgr A.

PDF Url : ADA286978

Report Date : NOV 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 598

Abstract : This Data Book consolidates and organizes available reference data for demonstrated NDE performance capabilities into a single source. Guidelines are presented for selecting options for use of NDE and for assessing the potential to meet design requirements (critical flaw detection requirements). Guidelines for demonstration of specific NDE process capabilities are also presented. Following a 65 page text (7 chapters) describing various aspects of NDE capabilities quantification, probability of detection (POD), and damage tolerance concepts, 423 POD curves are organized and presented in a series of Appendices organized by NDE method. A documentation page precedes each dataset and provides a condensed description of the test object, test artifact and data collection conditions follow the documentation page. POD data are generally presented as a function of crack length. For selected datasets, POD data are also presented as a function of crack depth and crack depth-to-thickness ratio. POD curves are based on hit/miss data using the log-logistic model. Original reference source information is provided for each dataset.

Descriptors :   *SOURCES, *NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, *DATA ACQUISITION, DAMAGE, RELIABILITY, INSPECTION, TOLERANCE, ULTRASONIC TESTS, EDDY CURRENTS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE