Model assisted calculations for NDE reliability

Jonne Haapalainen, Esa Leskelä

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    Abstract

    There are multiple techniques to assess the reliability of non-destructive evaluation (NDE). Probability of detection (POD) curves can be used to find out the smallest flaw that will be detected with a certain probability and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves can be used to determine the performance of the amplitude-based classification systems. However, the problem with these techniques is that they require a large number of measurements for good results. In this study, ultrasound simulations were used to generate data for POD and ROC analysis. In total 463 cracks with height from 0.5 mm to 10 mm were simulated. Skew and tilt angles of the cracks were normally distributed random variables with deviation of 5°. From height vs. amplitude data, POD and ROC curves were extracted. Results indicate that due to varying tilt and skew angles, both detectability and classification accuracy decreases due to high variation of the amplitude signal. Moreover, the results show also the capabilities of model assisted probability calculations as a tool to improve NDE methods.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBaltica IX. International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants - Abstracts
    EditorsPertti Auerkari, Juha Veivo
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages90
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8029-3, 978-951-38-8030-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventBALTICA IX - International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants - Helsinki-Stockholm, Finland
    Duration: 11 Jun 201313 Jun 2013

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Technology
    Number107
    ISSN2242-1211

    Conference

    ConferenceBALTICA IX - International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants
    CountryFinland
    CityHelsinki-Stockholm
    Period11/06/1313/06/13

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    Haapalainen, J., & Leskelä, E. (2013). Model assisted calculations for NDE reliability. In P. Auerkari, & J. Veivo (Eds.), Baltica IX. International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants - Abstracts (pp. 90). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Technology, No. 107 https://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/technology/2013/T107.pdf