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WELD-130 - Welding Metallurgy - - Lloyd Carder

Course:Welding Metallurgy -
Professor:Lloyd Carder
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Lloyd Carder BSME

Nondistructive Testing

Class meets on Tuedays 5:30 to 8:35PM PST

Course Description

Students will survey common non-destructive testing (NDT) theories and applications as they relate to industry recognized quality control systems. With emphasizes on visual test (VT), penetrant test (PT), magnetic particle test (MT), radiographic test (RT), ultrasonic test(UT), and eddy current (ET). Field trips may be required. (Formerly WELD-080)

What to Expect in this Course


The schedule of lecture assignments is at the end of the syllabus along with subjects to be covered on tests.  In the absence of a lab, there will be demonstrations done or examples of process steps that will be shown in class that are deemed safe in the classroom environment.  Pictures of the demo or items used will be used in exams. 

There will be a total of three (3) unannounced quizzes given at the end or beginning of any class during the semester.    No makeup quizzes will be given.  Homework assignments will be given at the conclusions of classes if you are going to miss class have someone collect an assignment copy for you.   


Students will evaluate how industry recognized codes, standards and specifications are used in the process of nondestructive testing.  Students will be required to know basic terms describing NDT processes, failures and tools.  Participation is an important part of this course.  Students are expected to ask questions and interact with other students and the instructor.


Learning Outcomes and Objectives

  1. Define the fundamental purposes of nondestructive testing and how it applies to common industry applications
  2. Discuss the common elements that make up an effective quality assurance program
  3. Differentiate between common discontinuities and examine their root causes
  4. Compare and contrast common codes and standards used for nondestructive testing
  5. Summarize theory and principles in performing visual test inspections
  6. Outline and discuss the steps necessary to perform a liquid dye penetrant test
  7. Describe the instruments and necessary procedures required to conduct a magnetic particle test
  8. Diagram the equipment and operational steps to perform radiographic testing
  9. Delineate the hardware and procedural processes to conduct ultrasonic testing
  10. Identify the components of an eddy current system and discuss how the processes locates discontinuities
  11. Label the equipment and necessary steps to execute phased array testing




Evaluate how nondestructive testing is used in conjunction with codes, specifications, and standards acceptance criteria in today's quality assurance programs. Expected SLO Performance: 70.0


Textbook Information

Student Learning Outcomes:  Students will be evaluated on each emphasized nondestructive testing process used, in conjunction with codes, specifications, and standards acceptance criteria to determine weld quality.



Required Text:  Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation, Publisher:  McGraw-Hill, Third Edition, Author: Charles Hellier along with a spiral notebook(s) for hand notes that can be used during exams.



Required Notebook:  A Spiral Notebook with class notes can be used during exams.  Ring Binder type and copies cannot be used for exam.


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Last updated: 08/24/2021 Sub#: 583