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Table of Contents ECNDT '98

Session: Reliability and Validation
Copenhagen 26 - 29 May 1998

Modelling of NDT Reliability (POD) and applying corrections for human factors

M. Wall, F. A. Wedgwood, S. Burch
AEA Technology plc, National NDT Centre, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, OX14 3DB United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)1235 464097 Fax: +44 (0)1235 463799
EMAIL: martin.wall@aeat.co.uk, alan.wedgwood@aeat.co.uk



Benefits of modelling POD

Approaches to modelling of POD

Current Status

POD Models for Aerospace

Examples of Model Application

Correction for Human Factors


Applications of POD Models

Other NDT Performance Factors




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