Practical Sensitivity Limits of Production Nondestructive Testing Methods in Aluminum and Steel
Final rept. 15 Mar 1973-15 Sep 1974
BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WA
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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.
- Fabrication Metallurgy
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods