Course detail

Nondestructive Evaluation and Quality Control

FSI-9NTKAcad. year: 2023/2024

System of defects encountered in the production of materials and operation of products. Defects in materials as anomalies of the physical environment. Description of the methods of non-destructive evaluation of materials and products, inclusive of their physical principles.
Instrumentation in non-destructive evaluation. Automation in operation test shops. It provides information on methods of evaluating the test results. Standardization in NDE branches. Description and application of non-conventional and unique methods of testing.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Basic procedures of technological processes 1. Foundry engineering,
2. Welding, 3. Machining, 5.Bulk forming and sheet forming.
Fundamental chapters in general physics: 1. Mechanics of solids, 2. Mechanics of liquids, 3. Electricity and magnetism. 4. Oscillations and waves.
Interaction of selected physical quantities with environment.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Student writes a short report on an agreed topic related to the application of NDT methods within the topic of his dissertation. Knowledge shall be audited by an oral examination, focusing on the knowledge of the methods of NDT with a focus on applications related to the theme of the dissertation. The standard evaluation procedures are used according to the ECTS.
In response to the number of students is teaching realized in the form of regular consultations.


The objective is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge of the basic methods of non-destructive evaluation of materials, operation diagnostics their importance to quality management..
Students will master the methods of non-destructive evaluation of materials at the level of qualification grades I and basic of workers in the area of NDE.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

KOPEC, Bernard a kol.: Nedestruktivní zkoušení materiálů a konstrukcí. CERM Brno 2008, ISBN 978-80-7204-591-4, 600 str. (CS)
SHULL, P.: Nondestructive Evaluation - Theory, Techniques, and Applications. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York 2002, ISBN 0-8247-8872-9. (EN)
SKRBEK, Břetislav: Pokroky v oblasti nedestruktivního zkoušení.56 str., TU v Liberci, 2014, ISBN 978-80-7494-165-8. (CS)

Recommended reading

KREIDL, Marcel a ŠMÍD, Radislav. Technická diagnostika. BEN Praha 2006, ISBN 80-7300-158-6. (CS)
LEWINSKA-ROMICKA, A.: Badania nieniszczace. WNT Warszawa 2001, ISBN 83-204-2641-3 (PL)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-MAT-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, recommended
  • Programme D-MAT-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1) Defects of material and basic division of non-destructive tests
2) Visual and liquid penetrant methods
3) Ultrasound testing
4) Magnetic particles and Eddy Current tests
5) Radiology
6) Acoustic Emission method
7) Thermography and microwave methods
8) Special procedures - interferometry, potenciometry, magnetic memory of materials.
9) Standardisation and certification in NDT area