Accession Number:

ADA017373

Title:

Practical Sensitivity Limits of Production Nondestructive Testing Methods in Aluminum and Steel

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Mar 1973-15 Sep 1974

Corporate Author:

BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WA

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

188.0

Abstract:

The report describes the work accomplished under an 18-month program conducted to evaluate the sensitivity capabilities of current state-of-the-art nondestructive inspection methods. The methods include magnetic particle, penetrant, eddy-current, ultrasonic, and radiographic. These capabilities were demonstrated in response to varied surface flaws and were statistically defined in terms of probability and confidence of detection. This was accomplished with differing specimen configurations in two representative aircraft structural alloys and for both laboratory and production inspections.

Subject Categories:

  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE