OML351 Syllabus - Introduction To Non-Destructive Testing - 2021 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

OML351 Syllabus - Introduction To Non-Destructive Testing - 2021 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

OML351

INTRODUCTION TO NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

 L T P C

3003

COURSE OBJECTIVES: The main learning objective of this course is to prepare the students for
• Understanding the basic importance of NDT in quality assurance.
• Imbibing the basic principles of various NDT techniques, its applications, limitations, codes and standards.
• Equipping themselves to locate a flaw in various materials, products.
• Applying apply the testing methods for inspecting materials in accordance with industry specifications and standards.
• Acquiring the knowledge on the selection of the suitable NDT technique for a given application

UNIT I

INTRODUCTION TO NDT & VISUAL TESTING

9

Concepts of Non-destructive testing-relative merits and limitations-NDT Versus mechanical testing, Fundamentals of Visual Testing – vision, lighting, material attributes, environmental factors, visual perception, direct and indirect methods – mirrors, magnifiers, boroscopes and fibroscopes – light sources and special lighting.

UNIT II

LIQUID PENETRANT & MAGNETIC PARTICLE TESTING

9

Liquid Penetrant Inspection: principle, applications, advantages and limitations, dyes, developers and cleaners, Methods & Interpretation.Magnetic Particle Inspection: Principles, applications, magnetization methods, magnetic particles, Testing Procedure, demagnetization, advantages and limitations, – Interpretation and evaluation of test indications.


UNIT III

EDDY CURRENT TESTING & THERMOGRAPHY

9

Eddy Current Testing: Generation of eddy currents– properties– eddy current sensing elements, probes, Instrumentation, Types of arrangement, applications, advantages, limitations – Factors affecting sensing elements and coil impedance, calibration, Interpretation/Evaluation. Thermography- Principle, Contact & Non-Contact inspection methods, Active & Passive methods, Liquid Crystal – Concept, example, advantages & limitations. Electromagnetic spectrum, infrared thermography- approaches, IR detectors, Instrumentation and methods, applications.

UNIT IV

ULTRASONIC TESTING & AET

9

Ultrasonic Testing: Types of ultrasonic waves, characteristics, attenuation, couplants, probes, EMAT. Inspection methods-pulse echo, transmission and phased array techniques, types of scanning and displays, angle beam inspection of welds, time of flight diffraction (TOFD) technique, Thickness determination by ultrasonic method, Study of A, B and C scan presentations, calibration. Acoustic Emission Technique – Introduction, Types of AE signal, AE wave propagation, Source location, Kaiser effect, AE transducers, Principle, AE parameters, AE instrumentation, Advantages & Limitations, Interpretation of Results, Applications

UNIT V

RADIOGRAPHY TESTING

9

Sources-X-rays and Gamma rays and their characteristics-absorption, scattering. Filters and screens, Imaging modalities-film radiography and digital radiography (Computed, Direct, Real Time, CT scan). Problems in shadow formation, exposure factors, inverse square law, exposure charts, Penetrameters, safety in radiography.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

COURSE OUTCOMES: After completion of this course, the students will be able to
1. Realize the importance of NDT in various engineering fields.
2. Have a basic knowledge of surface NDE techniques which enables to carry out various inspection in accordance with the established procedures.
3. Calibrate the instrument and inspect for in-service damage in the components by means of Eddy current testing as well as Thermography testing.
4. Differentiate various techniques of UT and AET and select appropriate NDT methods for better evaluation.
5. Interpret the results of Radiography testing and also have the ability to analyse the influence of various parameters on the testing.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Baldev Raj, T. Jayakumar and M. Thavasimuthu, Practical Non Destructive Testing, Alpha Science International Limited, 3rd edition, 2002.
2. J. Prasad and C. G. K. Nair, Non-Destructive Test and Evaluation of Materials, Tata McGraw-Hill Education, 2nd edition, 2011.
3. Ravi Prakash, “Non-Destructive Testing Techniques”, 1st revised edition, New Age International Publishers, 2010.

REFERENCES:
1. ASM Metals Handbook, V-17, "Nondestructive Evaluation and Quality Control", American Society of Metals, USA, 2001.
2. Barry Hull and Vernon John,"Nondestructive Testing", Macmillan, 1989.
3. Chuck Hellier, “Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation”, Mc Graw Hill, 2012.
4. Louis Cartz, "Nondestructive Testing", ASM International, USA, 1995.

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