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NDT 206 - Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Level II

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Prepares the student for flaw detection and angle beam inspections of welds, instrumentation and display formats, AWS and ASME style calibrations, and discontinuity interpretation and evaluation as per ASME Sec V article 4, AWS D1.1. Includes training students to identify waveform characteristics of various material defects, and enables them to develop and apply techniques.

Prerequisite(s): NDT 106  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of ultrasound straight and angle beam inspection.
  2. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of the use and application of ultrasonic equipment.
  3. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of how to set up and calibrate NDT equipment.
  4. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of standards and codes used in ultrasonic inspections.

Outline:
  1. Principles of Ultrasonics
    1. Review of ultrasonic techniques
    2. Elements of ultrasonic testing
    3. Ultrasonic testing systems
    4. Ultrasonic instrumentation
    5. Pulser
    6. Amplifier
    7. A scan display
    8. B scan display
    9. C scan display
    10. Computerized systems
    11. Transducers
    12. Penetration versus sensitivity and resolution
    13. Transducer dampening
    14. High penetration – low resolution
    15. Medium penetration – high resolution
    16. Test and documents
    17. Piezoelectric materials
    18. Ultrasonic testing in industrial settings
    19. Acoustic coupling
    20. Base material testing
  2. Equipment Calibration
    1. Transducer performance checks
    2. Instrumentation calibration
    3. Checking horizontal linearity
    4. Straight beam calibration
    5. Angle beam calibration
    6. ASME shear wave approach
    7. AWS calibration
    8. Distance sensitivite
    9. Calibration blocks
  3. Evaluation of Base Materials
    1. Ingots
    2. Continuous casting
    3. Extrusion process
    4. Pipe and tubular products
    5. Forging
    6. Castings
    7. Composites
    8. Welds
  4. Ultrasonic Testing Applications
    1. Testing applications
    2. Detecting planar discontinuities
    3. Scattering discontinuities
    4. Test objects with curved surfaces
    5. Test objects with irregular surfaces
    6. Compressed discontinuities
  5. Transducer Characteristics
    1. General equipment
    2. General performance techniques
    3. Transducer characterization equipment
    4. Recording of transducer beam profiles
    5. Analysis of transducer data
    6. Evaluation Standards
  6. Evaluation standards - ASTM
    1. Evaluation standards - ASME
    2. Evaluation standards - API
    3. Standards - AWS
    4. Typical approaches
    5. Structure of standards
    6. Sample specifications


Effective Term:
Fall 2023