Question Description

For this discussion activity, research the web and find a nondestructive inspection and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing non-destructive testing in determining aircraft worthiness. This list is by no means all-inclusive; it’s just to get you to think about different types of inspection techniques:

  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT), including C-scan, Immersion (IUT), Phased Array
  • Radiographic Testing (RT, Radiography, X-ray) including Gamma Ray
  • Eddy Current Testing (ET)
  • Magnetic Particle Testing/Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)
  • Visual and Optical Testing (VT)
  • Leak Testing (LT, Leak Detection)
  • Acoustic Emission Testing (AE)
  • Infrared and Thermal Testing (IR)
  • Shearography
  • Acoustic Resonance Testing (ART)
  • ASNT Level III and Level II
  • Field Services
  • Structural Steel Inspection