ECTS credits: 3
Lectures: 2
Exercises: 1

Course objective:

Familiarisation with the methods of non-destructive testing and its application in aircraft maintenance.

Course contents:

Definition, aim and classification of methods of non-destructive testing, susceptibility and probability of fault detection. Physical bases, principles and procedures. Testing system, tools and safety measures. Interpretation of results and their reliability. Visual control. Penetration and permeability controls. Electromagnetic control methods. Ultrasonic control. Radiography. Replica method, transmitting microscopy. Acoustic methods. Thermal methods. Other methods. Comparison and selection of control methods. Types, properties and causes of the occurrence of anomalies and faults in forgings, castings, welded, soldered and glued joints. Underwater non-destructive tests. Non-destructive tests of non-metal and composite joints, measuring the thickness of metals and coatings, detecting corrosion. Elaboration of testing procedures.


Application of methods and techniques of non-destructive testing in aircraft maintenance.

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Combine acquired knowledge of the properties of technical materials with testing methods. 2. Analyse obtained test results using different methods of non-destructive testing. 3. Estimate which testing method gives the most reliable results in practical application. 4. Test aircraft parts using a chosen method of non-destructive testing and analyse results. These learning outcomes contribute to the following outcomes of the study programme of aircraft maintenance: - Distinguish aircraft maintenance according to MSG-2 and MSG-3 concepts. - Apply standard procedures of aircraft maintenance and adjust them with the basic maintenance programme. - Distinguish responsibilities for the provision of working conditions, task accomplishment and the process of organising aircraft maintenance.