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The effectiveness of nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques or procedures cannot rely on training on some real cases only, this partly because training on real flaws represents only particular cases and experience shows that such training does not provide the inspector with techniques of high capability. The NDT procedure has to be validated and tested for its performance and for the reliability of its applications on structures containing flaws that, not necessarily being real ones, still do induce the real physical phenomena that the inspection techniques must be able to handle. Their reproducible introduction in blocks and structures allows affordable validation samples.

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Authors: CRUTZEN S, JRC Petten (NL);LEMAITRE P, JRC Petten (NL);IACONO I, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 14th International Conference on Nondestructive Evaluation in the Nuclear and Pressure Vessels Industries, Stockholm (SE), September 24-26, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40864 ORA
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