Location

Williamsburg, VA

Start Date

1-1-1986 12:00 AM

Description

The role of theory in improving the reliability of electromagnetic NDE is generally the same as with other inspection methods.1-4 Computational models of the interaction of NDE probes with material flaws can be used to aid in the selection of a method, including details of the probe design, in the verification of the method, by providing data on flaw response, and in the development and analysis of an inspection plan in terms of probability of detection (POD) data. In this paper we will first give examples of how these three aspects of reliability improvement can be accomplished through the use of theoretical models. Then, in the second part of the paper, we will comment on the adequacy of existing models and offer some suggestions for further model development for reliability applications.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

5A

Chapter

Chapter 4: Systems and Reliability

Section

Reliability

Pages

919-927

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-7763-8_99

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Predictive Models and Reliability Improvement in Electromagnetic Nondestructive Evaluation

Williamsburg, VA

The role of theory in improving the reliability of electromagnetic NDE is generally the same as with other inspection methods.1-4 Computational models of the interaction of NDE probes with material flaws can be used to aid in the selection of a method, including details of the probe design, in the verification of the method, by providing data on flaw response, and in the development and analysis of an inspection plan in terms of probability of detection (POD) data. In this paper we will first give examples of how these three aspects of reliability improvement can be accomplished through the use of theoretical models. Then, in the second part of the paper, we will comment on the adequacy of existing models and offer some suggestions for further model development for reliability applications.