Feb 20, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

NDT3469 ADVANCED NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING METHODS COURSE PROCEDURE


NDT 3469 ADVANCED NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING METHODS

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.

Catalog Description:

NDT 3469 - Advanced Nondestructive Testing Methods (3 hrs.)

This course is designed to give the student an introduction to nondestructive methods used in manufacturing and service industries along with the basic methods previously studied.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

NDT3451 Introduction to Nondestructive Testing

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to impart the fundamentals of acoustic emission and thermal inspection, their applications, techniques, process controls, and the terminology.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. The uses of computers in thermal emission testing.
  2. Basic concepts of thermal inspection.
  3. The advantages and limitations of thermal inspection.
  4. Uses of acoustic emission testing.
  5. Basic concepts of acoustic inspection.
  6. The advantages of limitations of acoustic emission.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: TERMINOLOGY OF ACOUSTIC EMISSION

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully list and use terms associated with thermal inspection.

  • List and describe ten terms in acoustic emission.
  • List and describe five uses of acoustic emission.

UNIT 2: CHARACTERISTICS OF ACOUSTIC EMISSION

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully describe the characteristics of acoustic emission.

  • Describe the travel of sound in a “soft” part.
  • Describe the travel of sound in a “hard” part.

UNIT 3: SOURCES OF ACOUSTIC EMISSION

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully assess the origin of sources of acoustic emission.

  • State three sources of non-relevant sound.
  • List five ways non-relevant sound can be distinguished.

UNIT 4: WAVE PROPAGATION

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully describe wave propagation.

  • List the speed and wave form sound will take in six common engineering materials.

UNIT 5: USES OF ACOUSTIC EMISSION

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully list and describe uses for acoustic emission.

  • List and describe three uses of acoustic emission in the aircraft industry.

UNIT 6: TYPES OF GENERATORS AND SENSORS

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully list and describe generators and sensors.

  • List and describe five generators.
  • List and describe five sensors, and state where they are used.

UNIT 7: TERMINOLOGY OF THERMAL INSPECTION

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully explain the terminology used in thermal inspection.

  • List and differentiate between ten terms commonly used in thermal inspection.
  • Describe the uses of ten terms that apply to thermal inspection.

UNIT 8: CHARACTERISTICS OF THERMAL INSPECTION

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully explain the characteristics of thermal inspection.

  • Describe why heat will not travel as fast in air as in metals.
  • Develop a statement listing three characteristics of heat transfer.

UNIT 9: USES OF THERMAL INSPECTION

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully describe and demonstrate uses of thermal inspection.

  • List and describe ten uses of thermal inspection.
  • List and describe two uses of thermal inspection in the medical industry.
  • Perform temperature inspections on ten items and record the results.

UNIT 10: LENS/OPTICS AND FILTERS

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully differentiate between lens/optics used in thermal inspection.

  • List two lenses and state the uses of each.
  • List and describe five places a filter would be needed.

UNIT 11: SOFTWARE/COMPUTERS

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully describe the advantages of computers in thermal inspection.

  • Explain time of flight of heat through a material.
  • Explain how image capturing will help in inspection.

Projects Required:

Refer to Syllabus

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy.

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.