NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING METHODOLOGY

SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code MMH623550
Module Leader Anjali DeSilva
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Mechanical Engineering
Trimesters
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Suitable Engineering Knowledge/experience

Summary of Content

This module aims to develop the ability to evaluate the most appropriate Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) strategy for a given application/situation by imparting an in-depth knowledge of the principles of the NDT techniques, their relative merits and drawbacks, the current industrial practice, the certification and validation requirements and the state of the art and future trends of NDT. The student will also gain insight into how to analyse detected defects, and hence formulate their implications for a particular component/material and set appropriate inspection interval.

Syllabus

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles, strengths, limitations and applicability of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) techniques: visual inspection; dye penetrant; magnetic particle; eddy current; ultrasonic and radiography.Critically appraise the NDT techniques available and select the most appropriate one for a given situation/application.Analyse flaws/defects and determine if they are critical or dormant and to estimate the inspection interval of NDT required - i.e. Fitness for service.Implement NDT in maintenance strategies with the aid of quality assurance for NDT such as validation and certification and the appropriate standards and certification bodies.Recommend NDT techniques for testing for composite materials and structures.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Full-time students Lectures, with appropriate support material will be used to deliver a comprehensive overview of the syllabus material. The practical element will be delivered using laboratory sessions and industrial visits. Case studies will also be used to demonstrate the practise of NDT. Part-time students Part-time students will attend the full-time week and during this time will spend some time in the laboratory. They will complete the remaining work during the consolidation period. Tutors will be available for consultation via GCU Learn, e-mail and telephone. Distance Learning students Students will be provided with a study pack which covers the syllabus material. This pack will include lecture slides with detailed notes, tutorials, practical exercises, supplementary papers and worked examples. These will also be available on GCU Learn. Tutors will be available for consultation via GCU Learn, e-mail and telephone. For the practical element, students will be provided with the relevant data and other support materials.

Indicative Reading

The students will be provided with a set of course notes and will be directed to relevant web sites, technical publications and standards. Recommended Books Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation - Charles J Hellier, McGraw-Hill, 2001, ISBN: 0070 281 211 Nondestructive Evaluation - Theory, Techniques, and Applications - Edited by Peter J Shull, Marcel Dekker, 2002. ISBN: 0824 788 729

Transferrable Skills

Development of higher level cognitive skills including analysing and synthesising skills. Development of higher level communicative skills.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 90.00
Assessment (FDL) 16.00
Tutorials (FDL) 12.00
Tutorials (FT) 12.00
Practicals (PT) 8.00
Tutorials (PT) 12.00
Independent Learning (PT) 90.00
Lectures (PT) 24.00
Practicals (FDL) 8.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Assessment (FT) 16.00
Assessment (PT) 16.00
Practicals (FT) 8.00
Independent Learning (FDL) 114.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 50.00 45% Exam (Exams Office)
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 45% Case Study