Location

Williamsburg, VA

Start Date

1-1-1988 12:00 AM

Description

The goal of this paper is to review the statistical methods used in the aerospace industries to evaluate NDE reliability. The techniques presented are consistent with the damage tolerant design and structural maintenance philosophies of the aerospace industry. The first part of this paper establishes the evaluation criteria and discusses the history of NDE reliability evaluations. The second part describes the state-of-the-art analysis methods through examples from the retirement for cause (RFC) inspection system evaluation. The last part of the paper discusses some techniques used to rate operator performance and deal with false calls.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

7B

Chapter

Chapter 8: NDE Systems and Reliability

Section

Reliability

Pages

1761-1768

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-0979-6_108

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Statistical Evaluation of NDE Reliability in the Aerospace Industry

Williamsburg, VA

The goal of this paper is to review the statistical methods used in the aerospace industries to evaluate NDE reliability. The techniques presented are consistent with the damage tolerant design and structural maintenance philosophies of the aerospace industry. The first part of this paper establishes the evaluation criteria and discusses the history of NDE reliability evaluations. The second part describes the state-of-the-art analysis methods through examples from the retirement for cause (RFC) inspection system evaluation. The last part of the paper discusses some techniques used to rate operator performance and deal with false calls.