Testing – Non-Destructive


Engineering Studies – H3 Aeronautical Engineering – Materials and Manufacturing

This topic describes specialised non-destructive testing that can be applied in aeronautical applications.

Key Concepts

  • Definition of non-destructive testing
  • Descriptions of non-destructive testing procedures
  • Applications of non-destructive testing

Discussion Questions

  1. Define non-destructive testing.
  2. Describe an example of a non-destructive testing procedure.
  3. Explain the common applications of non-destructive testing.
  4. Describe these non-destructive testing procedures:
    • Dye penetrant
    • X-ray and gamma ray
    • Magnetic particle
    • Ultrasonic
    • Finite Element Analysis
  5. Explain the limitations of non-destructive testing.



Dye Penetration test - Mr Andrew Fairbanks