Location

Williamsburg, VA

Start Date

1-1-1986 12:00 AM

Description

The need to quantify and predict the probability of detection (POD) of defects by ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques is driven by the growing importance of damage tolerant design and maintenance philosophies. Experimental demonstration programs, while costly, are useful in assessing NDE system reliability for existent inspection hardware and for “typical” test specimens. However, such an approach is not effective for prediction of optimal inspection protocols nor for improving the inspectability of components at the design stage. There is, thus, a need for computationally efficient analytical models for such applications.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

5A

Chapter

Chapter 4: Systems and Reliability

Section

Reliability

Pages

911-918

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-7763-8_98

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Use of Models to Predict Ultrasonic NDE Reliability

Williamsburg, VA

The need to quantify and predict the probability of detection (POD) of defects by ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques is driven by the growing importance of damage tolerant design and maintenance philosophies. Experimental demonstration programs, while costly, are useful in assessing NDE system reliability for existent inspection hardware and for “typical” test specimens. However, such an approach is not effective for prediction of optimal inspection protocols nor for improving the inspectability of components at the design stage. There is, thus, a need for computationally efficient analytical models for such applications.