Provides foundational knowledge related to nondestructive testing (NDT) and offers the opportunity to gain hands-on training in the NDT method of radiographic inspection. Radiography uses X-rays or gamma rays to show defects that might otherwise be invisible. A vast array of material can be examined in this efficient and reliable way, ranging from tiny electronic components to 20-foot freestanding concrete slabs.
|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 160||Radiographic Testing I||5|
|NDT 190||Radiographic Testing II||5|
|NDT 230||Radiographic 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.
Introduces students to basic principles and theory of radiography, methods and applications, safety, image quality and formation, exposure parameters and techniques, dark room and film processing techniques, and film characteristics.
Students will explore more advanced radiographic theory. Students will develop radiographic techniques commonly used in industrial testing. Includes a review of types and characteristics of defects and manufacturing processes. Students will explore safety principles and practices in working with radiographic equipment and isotopes. Covers the practical applications of radiographic evaluation and interpretation per applicable standards, codes and procedures. Successful students will pass a simulated Level II general and specific exam.
Covers an overview of non-film radiography: computed radiography (CR), digital detector arrays (DDA) and computed tomography (CT), with emphasis on CR. Students will perform practical exercises to reinforce their understanding of the principles of CR. Students will take a simulated Level II practical exam with film radiography 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.