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(Invited Paper) Vol.1 (2010) p.99 - p.108
 
Computational Methods in Nondestructive Evaluation: A Revolution in Maintenance
 
Jeremy KNOPP1, John ALDRIN 2, Eric LINDGREN1, Enrique MEDINA1, and Mark BLODGETT1
 
1 United States Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB, Dayton, OH, United States
2 Computational Tools, Gurnee, IL, United States
 
Abstract
The primary objective of this research program is to improve the characterization of small discontinuities (cracks, corrosion) using eddy current and ultrasonic methods for complex structures using computational methods in NDE. The research approach concerns the development and validation of efficient 3D models that accurately represent complex eddy current (EC) and ultrasonic (UT) inspection problems. Simulated studies can then be used to gain a fundamental understanding of the NDE characterization problem for differentiating and sizing small discontinuities in the presence of coherent noise features present in complex structures. With this understanding and modeling capability, research on novel data analysis and classification methods is conducted exploring multi-dimensional signal processing using data from scanning systems and array sensors and model-based classifiers via inverse methods. The benefits of this program address minimizing costs, minimizing disassembly, improving reliability, and maximizing availability of aircraft. A probabilistic risk analysis method for assessing the value of NDE capabilities in maintenance strategies and the impact of NDE characteristics on maintenance cost and reliability tradeoffs is also presented.
 
Keywords
modeling, ultrasonic inspections, eddy current, nondestructive evaluation, model-assisted probability of detection (MAPOD), economic service life management
 
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Animation 1 "2D creeping wave with reradiated insert signals"
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(Received: January 7th, 2010)