Methods for Assessment of Probability of Detection for Nondestructive Inspections
by Cayt Harding
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