Statistical Evaluation of NDE Reliability in the Aerospace Industry

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1988
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Hovey, Peter
Berens, Alan
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Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation
Center for Nondestructive Evaluation

Begun in 1973, the Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE) is the premier international NDE meeting designed to provide an interface between research and early engineering through the presentation of current ideas and results focused on facilitating a rapid transfer to engineering development.

This site provides free, public access to papers presented at the annual QNDE conference between 1983 and 1999, and abstracts for papers presented at the conference since 2001.

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The goal of this paper is to review the statistical methods used in the aerospace industries to evaluate NDE reliability. The techniques presented are consistent with the damage tolerant design and structural maintenance philosophies of the aerospace industry. The first part of this paper establishes the evaluation criteria and discusses the history of NDE reliability evaluations. The second part describes the state-of-the-art analysis methods through examples from the retirement for cause (RFC) inspection system evaluation. The last part of the paper discusses some techniques used to rate operator performance and deal with false calls.

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Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 1988