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NDT 208 - Full Matrix Capture (FMC/TFM)

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

Provides a basic knowledge on full matrix capture (FMC) consistent with other methods, and to acknowledge FMC and total focusing method (TFM) as unique enough to warrant an additional body of knowledge and qualification requirement.

Prerequisite(s): NDT 206  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of FMC/TFM.
  2. Demonstrate proficient knowledge and application of FMC/TFM.
  3. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of how to set up and calibrate NDT equipment.
  4. Demonstrate proficient knowledge and basic understanding of advanced phased array.

Outline:
  1. Introduction
    1. Terminology of PAUT
    2. History of PAUT
    3. Responsibilities of levels of certification
  2. Basic Principles of PAUT
    1. Review of ultrasonic wave theory
    2. Introduction to PAUT concepts and theory
  3. Equipment
    1. Computer based systems
    2. Focal law generator
    3. Probes
    4. Wedges
    5. Scanners
  4. Testing Techniques
    1. Linear scans
    2. Sectorial scans
    3. Electronic scans
  5. Standardization
    1. Active element and probe checks
    2. Wedge delay
    3. Velocity
    4. Exit point verification
    5. Refraction angle verification
    6. Sensitivity
    7. DAC, TCG, TVG, and ACG variables and parameters
    8. Effects of curvature
    9. Focusing effects
    10. Beam steering
    11. Acquisition gates 
  6. Data Collection
    1. Single probes
    2. Multiple probes
    3. Multiple groups or multiplexing single/multiple probes
    4. Non-encoded scans
    5. Encoded scans
    6. Zone discrimination
    7. Scan plans
    8. Probe offset and indexing
  7. Procedures
    1. Specific applications
    2. Material evaluations
    3. Composites
    4. Nonmetallic materials
    5. Metallic materials
    6. Base material scan
    7. Bar, rod, and rail
    8. Forgings
    9. Castings
    10. Component evaluation
    11. Complex geometrics
    12. Weld inspection
  8. Data Presentation
    1. Standard
    2. Other
    3. Data evaluation
    4. Codes
    5. Flaw characterization
    6. Flaw dimensioning
    7. Geometry
    8. Software tools
    9. Evaluation gate
  9. Reporting
    1. Imaging outputs
    2. Onboard reporting tools
    3. Plotting, ACAD, etc.

 


Effective Term:
Fall 2023



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