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EM 5500: Nondestructive Evaluation

(Cross-listed with MSE 5500).
Credits: 4. Contact Hours: Lecture 3, Laboratory 2.

Principles of five basic NDE methods and their application in engineering inspections. Materials behavior and simple failure analysis. NDE reliability, and damage-tolerant design. Advanced methods such as acoustic microscopy, laser ultrasonics, thermal waves, and computed tomography are analyzed. Computer-based experiments on a selection of methods: ultrasonics, eddy currents, x-rays are assigned for student completion. (Typically Offered: Spring)