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Nondestructive Evaluation

A Tool in Design, Manufacturing and Service, 1st Edition

By Don E. Bray, Roderick K. Stanley

CRC Press

608 pages

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Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) inspection schemes are important in design, manufacturing, and maintenance. By correctly applying techniques of NDE, we can reduce machine and system failures and increase reliability of operating systems over an extended lifetime. Nondestructive Evaluation: A Tool in Design, Manufacturing, and Service introduces and discusses primary techniques used in the field, including ultrasonics, acoustic emission, magnetics, radiography, penetrants, and eddy currents. Examples of each of these techniques are included, demonstrating typical applications.

Table of Contents

Probability, Design, and Management in Nondestructive Evaluation

NDE in Design, Maintenance, and Service

Probability Applications in Nondestructive Evaluation

Nondestructive Evaluation in Design

Inspection Optimization Using Probabilistic Criteria

Ultrasonic Techniques in Nondestructive Evaluation

Elastic Wave Propagation

Wave Propagation in Guided Wave Modes

Ultrasonic Circuitry and Transducers

Inspection Principles and Techniques

Ultrasonic Techniques for Stress Measurement and Material Studies

Acoustic Emission Techniques in Nondestructive Evaluation

Acoustic Emission Principles

Data Collection and Analysis Techniques

Applications of Acoustic Emission in NDE

Magnetic Flux Leakage Techniques in Nondestructive Evaluation

Basic Magnetism for NDE

Magnetism in Materials

Macroscopic Field Relations

The Magnetic Circuit

Magnetism in the Circumferential Direction

Field Levels in Magnetic NDE

Magnetic Flux Leakage from Tight Flaws

Magnetic Flux Leakage from Subsurface Flaws

Magnetic Flux Leakage Sensors


Eddy Current Techniques in Nondestructive Evaluation

Fundamental Eddy Current Concepts

Eddy Current Detector Parameters

Remote Field Eddy Current Techniques

Impedance Plane Diagrams

Eddy Current Instrumentation

Radiographic Techniques in Nondestructive Evaluation

Principles of Radiation

Radiographic Imaging

Radiographic Inspection Systems

Radiographic Inspections

Other Applications of Radiography in NDE

Safety Considerations in Radiographic Inspections

Penetrant Techniques in Nondestructive Evaluation

Principles of Penetrants

Techniques for Penetrant Inspection

Penetrant Inspection Applications

Summary, Safety, and Environmental Considerations


Modeling and Analysis of Experimental Data

Attenuation Coefficients for Selected Elements

NDE Codes, Specifications, and Standards


Introductions, Problems, References, and Summaries are included in most chapters.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering