Open Access Opinion

Nondestructive Evaluation an Integral Part of Engineering

Leonard J Bond*

Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: March 15, 2019;  Published Date: May 28, 2019


Nondestructive testing and evaluation (NDT&E) started as a tool to assess workmanship. Together with the related fields of condition-based maintenance and structural health it is recognized as central to ensuring initial product quality, as well as safety and reliability in service. NDT&E is now seeing another metamorphosis: it is moving from being focused on assessing and ensuring its reliability and both detection and sizing of discrete defects to a more complete material state assessment. It is becoming an integral part of in-process measurement and QA/QC including a range of advanced processes and materials.

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