This is the starter course on the AE
educational track that we are now offering to scientists and engineers, complementing the personnel qualification track that we offer to NDT
inspectors and field technicians.
This course is for you if you have little (or no) experience in AE
but need to:
- Perform AE testing in your own organization
- Implement AE Programs
- Evaluate the potential of AE to solve specific problems
- Oversee and evaluate the efforts of those who supply AE services to your organization
This course will help you evaluate whether your organization should be using AE
and if so, how. It will help you to become an AE
user either in do-it-yourself mode or as a user of commercial services. It fits with our software training courses, and leads towards the AE
High Tech Course which offers more in-depth understanding and advanced techniques for experienced users.
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Adrian Pollock, Obdulia Ley, Mr. Richard Gostautas if available; others may be announced.
- Day 1
Basics of AE Sources, Sensors and Instrumentation; Effects of Load History; Test Strategies and Design Options (continues on Wednesday); Metals and Composites - Contrasts in AE Behavior and Test Procedures; Effects of Wave Propagation on Signal Form and Detectability; Demonstrations of AE from Crack Growth and Leaks in Metals and Composites; End User Involvement in the AE Test.
- Day 2
Remote Monitoring Techniques; Demonstrations of Source Location Technology; Test Strategies and Design Options (continued from Tuesday); Data Interpretation and Evaluation.
- Day 3
Probability of Detection; Advanced Data Analysis and Pattern Recognition Techniques; Bridge Inspection, Petrochemical Plant Inspection and Other Applications; (Afternoon) Discussions based on individuals attendees' projects and needs.
Includes course notebook, classroom and hands-on training, lunches, and documentation of results.