Nondestructive testing (NDT) is often used to evaluate the condition of structural materials used in applications such as beams, columns, decks and a variety of other highway and bridge components. However, NDT is often operator dependent and too many times the operator lacks the experience of evaluating real flaws in "hard to inspect" areas of the component. The solution seems to suggest a full-scale mockup of the critical area of the component. The technology now exists to implant a variety of "real flaws" that will have a known size and location. The NDT operator can now develop accurate techniques and procedures for both the detection and sizing of flaws, even when the flaws are coincident with confusing geometric conditions. This paper will provide a detailed discussion of the current methods used to implant flaws in typical structural materials. The emphasis will be on the actual flaw making procedures and the related tolerances for location and size. Flaw types that are typically implanted include fatigue cracks, slag inclusions, porosity, lack of penetration, lack of fusion, corrosion/erosion, etc.

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    • This entry in the TRIS database is made from the hardback copy of the conference proceedings, which are also available on CD-ROM.
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    Technomic Publishing Company, Incorporated

    851 New Holland Avenue, Box 3535
    Lancaster, PA  United States  17604
  • Authors:
    • Pherigo, G L
    • Pherigo, A L
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  • Publication Date: 2000


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 323-328

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  • Accession Number: 00793143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1566769493
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 8 2000 12:00AM