Metallurgy for NDT Five day (40 Hour)
Only Available On Request* This 40 hour seminar is a comprehensive source of the metallurgy necessary for use by personnel involved in designing, using, or evaluating nondestructive testing of aerospace products, materials and structures. The syllabus has been kept general to retain technical value but is broad enough to include all phases of the aerospace manufacturing industry and most of the materials used together with information on in-service defects and their source. The depth of training has intentionally been kept low in order that airline and manufacturing NDT personnel, without a great amount of formal education, will develop understanding of the material. Ideally participants will already have a knowledge of NDT. Wherever practical, mention and demonstration is made of NDT methods that might be suitable for the type of defect under consideration and their limitations. This course is also suitable for students intending to take ASNT Level III or PCN Level 3 examinations as it covers the Materials and Processes portion of the Basic exam.
Introduction : Materials and processes, iron and steel production, grain size, ingot casting, recrystalisation of grain structures, metal forming, welding, casting, other secondary processes. Discontinuities and Defects : Definitions, inherent discontinuities, processing discontinuities, secondary processing, further processing discontinuities, in-service discontinuities. Aircraft Related Materials Science : Introduction to metallic structures, structures of metals, strengthening of metals. Precipitation hardening, fracture life prediction, fatigue, environmental cracking, electro-chemical corrosion, surface hardening of steels, the selection of a metal airframe materials - aluminium alloys, airframe materials - magnesium alloys, hardness testing, carbon steels, maraging steels, stainless steels, steels for use at elevated temperature, metals for 500-1150 degrees C (superalloys), non-ferrous heat treatment, airframe materials - titanium alloys, non metals, adhesives in aircraft structures, sandwich and honeycomb structures, fibre reinforced plastic. NDT Capabilities and Limitations : Introduction, Performance Criteria Breakdown, Summary, Purpose, Mode of Presentation, Non-destructive Evaluation Technique Catalogue.