This certificate provides students with foundational knowledge related to nondestructive testing (NDT) and offers the opportunity to gain hands-on training in the NDT method of eddy current inspection. Eddy current inspection applies electrical currents to an object to create electromagnetic fields. This type of testing can detect manufacturing defects and corrosion damage or cracking for many nonmagnetic metals and alloys.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|NDT 108||Introduction to NDT||5|
|NDT 113||Material and Processes for NDT I||5|
|NDT 121||Materials and Processes for NDT II||5|
|NDT 140||Eddy Current Testing I||5|
|NDT 170||Eddy Current Testing II||5|
|NDT 210||Eddy Current Testing III||5|
|NDT 240CAP||Capstone Project||3|
This course is an introduction to terms and definitions and a method overview of nondestructive testing. Methods include eddy current liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, radiography and ultrasonic testing.
Explores the properties of materials, both metals and non-metals, and their applications in design and manufacturing. Define the advantages of Lean Concepts and applications.
Learn the major manufacturing processes used to fabricate parts, their possible discontinuities and how to choose the appropriate NDT methods to inspect them.
Covers electromagnetic theory, types of Eddy Current sensing elements, selection of inspection parameters, readout mechanism and applications. Successful students will pass a simulated Level 1 general exam.
Covers a continuation of Eddy Current theory: factors that affect coil impedance, signal-to-noise ratio, selection test frequency, coupling and field strength. Includes an explanation of standards and specifications used in eddy current testing. Students will learn about the selection of the appropriate instruments, probes and standards necessary to perform the required tests. Successful students will pass a simulated Level II general and specific exam.
Covers an extension of advanced Eddy Current theory. Students will simulate a Level II practice exam through development of a technique and evaluation per applicable standards, codes and procedures.
Designed to synthesize and integrate the knowledge gained in all previous courses and demonstrate the application of theory and practice through a project.