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MAE (Mechanical & Aerospace Engr)
440
032163
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation
NDT/NDE
College of Engineering
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr (14MAE)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2015
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Laboratory3.0
Seminar2.0
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Xiaoning Jiang
Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture and Lab2020Non/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Junior or Senior standing in the College of Engineering
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
14AEBSAerospace EngineeringElective
14MEBSMechanical EngineeringElective
NDT/NDE is a 3-credit elective course covering the general defect and damage types in materials and structures, principles of NDT/NDE techniques, and NDT/NDE applications. Associated lab modules (3 weeks) provide hands-on opportunities to students on often used NDT/NDE methods including magnetic particle, ultrasonics, and eddy current methods. A final project team will work on research and industrial NDT/NDE solutions.

As a means of ensuring safety, quality, reliability and cost-effective maintenance, nondestructive testing and evaluation (NDT /NDE) has been paid greater attention than ever in materials, design, manufacturing, civil, aerospace, mechanical, and energy industry. There is no associated course offered by MAE to prepare undergraduate students for their career in NDT /NDE. In this new undergraduate NDT/NDE course, both fundamentals of NDT/NDE and lab modules will be taught so that interested students can be knowledgeable about NDT /NDE techniques and gain some hands-on experiences to meet the immediate need of NDT /NDE skills in industry across the world. A final project will offer students a opportunity to look closely at the research and industrial NDT/NDE problems and the possible solutions. Specific goals of the NDT/NDE course are for students to:


• Understand the fundamentals of NDT/NDE techniques through hands-on experiments and real-time observations;


• Be familiar with and able to use key NDT/NDE instrumentation and techniques;


• Experience NDT /NDE research through problem-based learning in the final projects;


• Be prepared for pursuing advanced degree and/ or NDT /NDE-related industrial career.


As a special topic course (MAE 495), the NDT/NDE course was firstly offered in fall2013 with the grant support from American Society of Non-destructive Testing (ASNT). The course was offered again as MAE 495 in fall2015. The enrollment number for 2013 and 2014 were 11 students and 15 students, respectively. Inspired by the very positive feedbacks received from students who took MAE 495 NDT /NDE course, I am convinced that NDT /NDE course should be offered as a regular elective course at MAE.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Student Learning Outcomes

Through the study of MAE 440 course the student will be able to:


• Describe material and structure defects and the related NDT/NDE characterization methods


• Explain how defects affect the properties of materials and the performance of structures


• Perform selected NDT/NDE techniques for material characterizations and structure inspections


• Plan an independent research project in NDT /NDE


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Homework20%Homework/Quiz
(10% Quiz + 10% HW, worst result to be dropped before taking average)
Exam25%Exam I
Exam25%Exam II
Project30%Final Project
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Course Syllabus and Policies1 classCourse Syllabus and Policies; NDT /NDE history
NDT /NDE introduction3 classesNDT /NDE introduction: Material and structure defects, NDT /NDE techniques review, applications
Ultrasonic NDT /NDE4 classesUltrasonic NDT principles, methods, equipment, and application cases
Acoustic Emission2 classesAcoustic emission principles, NDT /NDE methods, equipment and application cases
Midterm Exam 1 classMidterm Exam 1 (25%)
Magnetic particle inspection2 classesMagnetic particle inspection: Magnetics, magnetic flux method, equipment and application cases
Eddy current NDT /NDE:2 classesEddy current concepts, instrument, and application cases
Radiography NDT /NDE:2 classesRadiography NDT /NDE: Basic radiographic inspection principles, equipment, application cases
Penetrant NDT /NDE2 classesPenetrant NDT /NDE: Penetrant inspection principles, equipment, and application cases
Midterm Exam 1 classMidterm Exam 2 (25%)
Lab module instruction1 classLab module instruction: Introduction of lab modules
Lab Modules6 classesLab modules : 3 lab experiments-ultrasound, eddy current and magnetic
particle testing
Final Project1 classFinal project topics introduction and presentation (30%)

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