Course detail

Non-destructive Testing of Materials

FSI-WNZAcad. year: 2018/2019

Description of methods of non-destructive testing of materials and products including their physical principles in accordance with ČSN EN ISO 9712. Instrumentation technique in defectoscopy. Automation of testing operations.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course provides students with the knowledge of non-destructive testing of material at NDT qualification Level I.
After completing the exercises, students will have 20 hours of practical experience.


Fundamental chapters of general physics: 1.Solid mechanics 2.Fluid mechanics 3.Electricity and magnetism 4.Oscillations and waves 5.Knowledge of technological processes. 6.Interaction between selected physical quantities and environment


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KOPEC, Bernard. Nedestruktivní zkoušení materiálů a konstrukcí. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2008, 571 s. ISBN 978-80-7204-591-4. (CS)
SHULL, Peter J. Nondestructive evaluation: theory, techniques, and applications. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2002, 841 s. ISBN 0-8247-8872-9. (EN)
ELBEL, Tomáš. Vady odlitků ze slitin železa: (klasifikace, příčiny a prevence). Brno: MATECS, 1992, 332 s. (CS)
IDA, Nathan, N. MEYENDORF (ed.) Handbook of Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation. Springer International Publishing, 2019, 1626 s. ISBN 978-3-319-26552-0. (EN)
DAVIS, J., K. MILLS a S. LAMPMAN. Metals Handbook, Ninth Edition. Vol. 17. Nondestructive Evaluation and Quality Control. ASM International, Materials Park, Ohio 44073, USA, 1989, 795 s. ISBN 0871700239. Dostupné z: (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught in the form of lectures, which explaining the basic principles of the non-destructive testing methods. Teaching is always supplemented by laboratory exercises.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Conditions for awarding the course-unit credit: Attendance at exercises, writing the required reports on laboratory exercises on corresponding factual and graphic level, control of knowledge in the 7th and 12th week in the form of written tests.
Exam: The knowledge of topic areas dealt with in lectures is tested (mostly in written form). In the oral part detailed partial knowledge is tested or results of written test are corrected. Considered in the grading are: 1) the results of the evaluation of reports on laboratory exercises 2)the results of the written test and oral interview.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The objective is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge of the basic non-destructive evaluation of materials and operation diagnostics

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures and seminars is compulsory. Absence from seminars may be compensated for by the agreement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-MTI , 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction, separate of NDT methods in accordance with ČSN EN ISO 9712. Defects of materials.
2. Visual testing methods
3. Capillary testing methods
4. Magneto-inductive and electro-inductive testing
5. Eddy current methods
6. Ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation methods I. - physical principles
7. Ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation methods II. - instrumentation (conventional UT, TOFD and Phased array), UT transducers.
8. Ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation methods III. - testing techniques, methods of evaluation of material defects (AVG diagram).
9. Radiographic testing methods I. - physical principles, digitalisation of radiographic testing, computer tomography (CT) testing method
10. Radiographic testing methods II. - Films and metal leaf, geometrical conditions of radiography, evaluation of indications
11. Unconventional methods of non-destructive evaluation - Leak testing, infrared thermography
12. Acoustic emission testing
13. Examples of application of NDT methods in technical practice

labs and studios

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction, classification of NDT methods, defects of cast materials and forgings.
2. Defects of welded materials, defects of molded materials, Visual testing methods
3. Capillary testing methods
4. Magneto-inductive and electro-inductive testing - teoretical tutorial
5. Magneto-inductive and electro-inductive testing - laboratory tutorial
6. Eddy current methods - teoretical tutorial
7. Ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation methods I. - instrumentation, UT transducers. Control test no. 1
8. Ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation methods II. - testing techniques
9. Ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation methods III. - DAC and AVG diagrams
10. Radiographic testing methods I. - laboratory exercises I. (instrumentation, RTG methods), demonstration of computer tomography.
11. Radiographic testing methods II. - laboratory exercises II. - radiography testing techniques, evaluation of radiographs.
12. Acoustic emission - laboratory exercises. Control test No. 2
13. Credit test, recapitulate