24. Nondestructive Inspection

  1. Myer Kutz
  1. Robert L. Crane1 and
  2. Ward D. Rummel2

Published Online: 8 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172551.ch24

Handbook of Materials Selection

Handbook of Materials Selection

How to Cite

Crane, R. L. and Rummel, W. D. (2002) Nondestructive Inspection, in Handbook of Materials Selection (ed M. Kutz), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York. doi: 10.1002/9780470172551.ch24

Editor Information

  1. Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., Albany, NY, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Air Force Wright Laboratory, Materials Directorate, Nondestructive Evaluation Branch, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, USA

  2. 2

    D&W Enterprises, Littleton, Colorado, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471359241

Online ISBN: 9780470172551



  • nondestructive evaluation;
  • optical and X-ray detectors;
  • penetrants classification system;
  • high-frequency sound waves;
  • thermal nondestructive inspection methods


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Liquid Penetrants

  • Ultrasonic Methods

  • Radiography

  • Eddy Current Inspection

  • Thermal Methods

  • Magnetic Particle Method

  • Considerations for Inspectability in Materials Selection

  • Summary

  • Appendix A: Ultrasonic Properties of Common Materials

  • Appendix B: Electrical Resistivities and Conductivities of Metals and Alloys

  • References