Applicability of a Conservative Margin Approach for Assessing NDE Flaw Detectability
- Koshti, ajay M.
- Apr. 16, 2007.
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- Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) procedures are required to detect flaws in structures with a high percentage detectability and high confidence. Conventional Probability of Detection (POD) methods are statistical in nature and require detection data from a relatively large number of flaw specimens. In many circumstances, due to the high cost and long lead time, it is impractical to build the large set of flaw specimens that is required by the conventional POD methodology. Therefore, in such situations it is desirable to have a flaw detectability estimation approach that allows for a reduced number of flaw specimens but provides a high degree of confidence in establishing the flaw detectability size. This paper presents an alternative approach called the conservative margin approach (CMA). To investigate the applicability of the CMA approach, flaw detectability sizes determined by the CMA and POD approaches have been compared on actual datasets. The results of these comparisons are presented and the applicability of the CMA approach is discussed.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20070016672. and Aging Aircraft 2007; 16-19 Apr. 2007; Palm Springs, CA; United States.
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