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Course Learning Outcomes

1. Importance of NDT in quality assurance

    -- Concept of quality assurance.

    -- Importance of NDT

    -- Importance of test timing

    -- Goals of NDT apllication

    -- How do we make testing friendly design?

    -- Commonly used NDT methods.

    -- Qualification and certification of NDT personnel


2. Introduction to Visual Inspection

-- Importance of visual inspection

-- Advantages and limitations of visual inspection

-- Mechanical aids used in visual inspection

-- Optical aids used in visual inspection

-- Holographic methods


3. Introduction to radiographic testing

    -- Properties of X and gamma rays

    -- Generation of X and gamma rays

    -- Radiation measurement and safety

    -- Attenuation of radiation

    -- Design and operation principles of X and gamma ray devices

    -- Radiographic exposure techniques

    -- Image quality and its measurement

    -- Radiographic standards and their use

    -- Viewing and evaluation of radiographs


4. Introduction to ultrasonic testing

    -- Principles of wave propagation

    -- Methods of ultrasonic testing

    -- Working principles of ultrasonic testing device

    -- Ultrasonic probes, their types and construction

    -- Calibration of the testing device

    -- Sound attenuation and its mechanism

    -- Sensitivity and its adjustment

    -- Wall thichness measurement

    -- Ultrasonic scanning techniques and sizing of reflectors

    -- Inspection of materials other than steel

    -- Principles of oblique incidence

    -- Mode conversion, reflection, refraction

    -- Angle beam probes and their construction

    -- Testing with angle beam probes

    -- Special testing techniques


5. Introduction to penetrant testing

    -- Aim and application areas of penetrant testing

    -- Test methods and their differences

    -- Types of penetrants and their application

    -- Properties of penetrants and developers

    -- Flaw detection in penetrant testing

    -- Test blocks and their use


6. Introduction to Magnetic Particle Testing

    -- Magnetism and its use in magnetic particle testing

    -- Electromagnetic field and its measurement

    -- Magnetizing devices and their properties

    -- Different magnetization techniques

    -- Types and properties of magnetic particles

    -- Control of test sensitivity

    -- Recognition of irrelevant indications

    -- Combined magnetization and special devices


7. Other NDT methods

    -- Eddy current testing

    -- Leakage testing

    -- Coating thickness measurement

    -- Computer tomography

    -- Acoustic emission

    -- Electron and neutron radiograhy