13. Nondestructive Evaluation of Structural Ceramics

  1. James K. Wessel Editor in chief
  1. William A. Ellingson and
  2. Chris Deemer

Published Online: 8 JUN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471465186.ch13

Handbook of Advanced Materials: Enabling New Designs

Handbook of Advanced Materials: Enabling New Designs

How to Cite

Ellingson, W. A. and Deemer, C. (2004) Nondestructive Evaluation of Structural Ceramics, in Handbook of Advanced Materials: Enabling New Designs (ed J. K. Wessel), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471465186.ch13

Editor Information

  1. Wessel & Associates, 127 Westview Lane, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830, USA

Author Information

  1. Energy Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Bldg. 212ET, Argonne, Illinois 60439, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUN 2004
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471454755

Online ISBN: 9780471465188



  • nondestructive evaluation;
  • nuclear magnetic resonance;
  • flaw;
  • defects;
  • computed topographic imaging;
  • porosity;
  • turbine rotor;
  • penetrant;
  • backscatter laser;
  • optical transmission;
  • through-transmission;
  • Hertzian crack test specimen;
  • ultrasonic velocity;
  • acousto-ultrasonic method;
  • stress-wave factor;
  • thermal imaging;
  • air-coupled ultrasound;
  • thermal diffusivity image data;
  • delamination;
  • X-Ray CT volume image;
  • C-scan image data;
  • optical photo micrograph;
  • thermal image;
  • impact acoustic resonance;
  • X-ray tomographic imaging;
  • resonant frequency;
  • guided plate wave


The author describes the latest methods of determining the quality of products without destroying them. Nondestructive evaluation reduces product destruction, especially important for expensive products. This chapter includes the latest NDE tools: high-resolution surface inspection, filmless radiography, resonant frequency, modal analysis of bulk waves and acoustic emission.