School Seminars and Colloquia

Methods for Assessment of Probability of Detection for Nondestructive Inspections

School Seminar

by Cayt Harding


Institution: The University of Melbourne
Date: Thu 6th December 2007
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Old Geology Building 2, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: Knowledge of the probability of detection (POD) of defects using nondestructive inspections is essential to management of safety-critical structures, particularly in aerospace. This seminar will explore methods for analysis of hit/miss POD data and also the development of a model-assisted approach to POD determination. The model-assisted approach has been applied to assess the POD for ultrasonic detection of fatigue cracks at fastener holes in the lower wing skin of RAAF F 111 aircraft.


Ms Cayt Harding is employed within the Nondestructive Evaluation group of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation. Her recent work on structural integrity assurance for the RAAF F 111 aircraft has provided the context for her PhD research.

For More Information: Dr Owen Jones O.D.Jones@ms.unimelb.edu.au