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PISC round robin tests, PISC parametric studies and PISC III actions aim at performance validations of NDT techniques and procedures capability evaluation, quantification of responses, and reliability assessment. These NDT procedures have to be tested on structures containing defects that, although not necessarily real ones, induce real physical phenomena that the inspection technique must be able to handle. PISC type A defects are a good example of what is needed. Their reproducible introduction in blocks and structures is well specified and provides affordable test samples for thick sections inspection techniques studies and validation. Studies for a further understanding of the physical phenomena will indicate which artificial defects should be used in preference to natural ones for NDT techniques quantification in general.

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Authors: CRUTZEN S, JRC Ispra (IT);JEHENSON P, JRC Ispra (IT);MACIGA G, ENEL/DCO, Piacenza (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: National Conference on Non-Destructive Monitoring Diagnostics, Milano (IT), Oct. 29-30, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper IT 35818 ORA
Record Number: 199011800 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: it
Available languages: it
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