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Non destructive testing/English


Syllabus (detailed contents):

 Module 1 : Non Destructive testing (NDT)

Theory of testing and defect analysis.

Analysis of the link between industrial production and defects as well as between defects and the mechanical behaviour of items.

The main nondestructive testing methods are introduced:

- Dye penetration and Magnetoscopy

- Eddy currents: corresponding fundamentals in physics, applications to defect detection.

- Ultrasonic testing: corresponding fundamentals in physics, industrial applications.

- radiology (X-ray and gamma): corresponding fundamentals in physics, radiation safety, industrial applications.


Module 2 : Metallic alloys for high temperature applications – Creep behaviour

Creep phenomena and resistance.

Creep modelling to determine life expectancy: Norton’s law and Larson-Miller parameters.

High temperature metallic alloys : properties and applications.


Module 3 : English

The students, organized in small groups, are tutored by English teachers while writing abstracts and preparing short oral presentations bearing on each of the nondestructive methods. The stress is put on student autonomy and constructive feedback from the English teachers.



At the end of this module, the student will have

understood and be able to explain (main concepts):


 Module 1 : Non Destructive testing (NDT)

Students have to know the main nondestructive testing methods with advantages/drawbacks and how to apply them to practical industrial cases. They must be able to choose the most appropriate method to solve specific industrial issues.


Module 2 : Metallic alloys for high temperature applications – Creep behaviour

Analysis of the physics occurring during creep and of the parameters which affect creep resistance.

How to apply basic theoretical models to calculate rupture life expectancy.

Knowledge of the main metallic alloys withstanding creep at high temperatures.


Module 3 : English

Students must be able to organize their scientific speech and writing logically, to use proper English in a concise and appropriate style while meeting genre conventions; master technical terms ; resort to appropriate registers (specialized/non specialized audiences/readers) and quote scientific sources according to international citation standards.

Needed prerequisite

Module 1 : Nondestructive testing (NDT)
L1, 2 and 3 courses or equivalent : knowledge of fundamental principles in physics i.e. electricity, electromagnetism, optics, atomic structure and Materials Science.
Module 2 : Metallic alloys for high temperature applications - Creep behaviour
Mechanics of Materials : defects in metallic materials and plastic deformation mechanism ; behaviour of materials.
Module 3 : English
Students must master general English and know how to write and talk about general scientific elements in a rigorous way (1st,2nd, 3rd & 4th year English courses).

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...