NDE engineering in the materials life cycle

R. N. Pangborn, C. E. Bakis, A. E. Holt

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The emergence ofnondestructive evaluation as afactor to be considered in the entire life cycle of materials, from design, through fabrication of components and structures, to in-service monitoring, is reviewed. Current directions in research and development and in practical application are discussed within the context ofNDE as an engineering function. Particular emphasis is directed towards reliability, requirements for in-process and health monitoring, and implementation for the inspection and analysis of composite materials, that offer a particularly challenging domain in which to demonstrate the performance of NDE techniques and procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-169
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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