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The Professional Training Features For Non Destructive Testing Graduate Students

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2009 Annual Conference & Exposition


Austin, Texas

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June 14, 2009

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June 14, 2009

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June 17, 2009



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Case Studies and Engineering Education Around the Globe / International Poster Session

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14.1245.1 - 14.1245.11



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Anatoliy Protasov National Technical University of Ukraine “KPI”

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Dr. Anatoliy Protasov is a Head of Nondestructive Testing Department of National Technical University of Ukraine†KP⁉. He graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine†Kiev Polytechnical Institut, Electric Engineering Department, MS, Ph.D. He has research experience in Nondestructive Testing Methods.

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The Professional Training Features for Non-Destructive Testing Graduate Students

Introduction The Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) specialists carry out a quality exam for various kinds of products, conduct inspection of potential accident industrial objects, and provide their safe exploitation. Such branches of industry as aviation, ground transportation, nuclear power stations, and civil engineering can’t even exist without NDT specialists. All people need high quality products, to be protected from terrorism and technogeneous catastrophes. Thus, NDT specialists are desired in any society. Today Ukraine has a lot of objects and constructions which were built many years ago. Such objects as hydroelectric plants, dams, bridges, inflammable stores, and many others need to be inspected for evaluation of their safety. So, the problem of NDT specialist preparation is very important for Ukraine which had Chernobyl catastrophe in the past. The features of professional activity The professional activity of the NDT engineers has distinctive features as compared with common engineers. The fulfillment of complicated tasks with high level responsibility is expected from them. They must have not only high standard of knowledge in professional field, but certain abilities and personal merits which are professionally required. This is the reason to emphasize some features of such profession which have to be taken into consideration at specialist preparation. First of all, NDT engineers have to be able not only to use the procedure and devices for discovering defects in an object, but have enough competence to take decision about its availability for further exploitation. The wrong decision can lead to human sacrifices. So, NDT engineers must have the higher responsibility for a mistake. Thus, the main features of a specialist are abilities to take decision in specific situation, to be responsible for this decision, and professional skills. The second, NDT engineers have to demand the stopping of the object exploitation if they discover something wrong in it. So, specialists must have objectivity, persistence, adherence to principles, and so on. Considering the requirements to the NDT specialists we can specify their abilities: high level of competence included knowledge and skills; understanding the particulars of complicated situations and finding the optimal solution; high professional and social responsibility. Question is: How is it possible to form necessary abilities of future specialists?

The problems of professional training NDT is a complex specialty. Specialists have to acquire knowledge from different directions of engineering. Students study, physics of surface, electromagnetic field, optics, acoustics, thermal physics, and nucleus physics. Moreover, they have to know how to use electronics (microprocessors, microcontrollers), programming, and signal processing technique for designing automatic system of NDT. So, the process of forming student’s competence becomes complicated by some reasons. First of all, differentiation of the teaching

Protasov, A. (2009, June), The Professional Training Features For Non Destructive Testing Graduate Students Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--5069

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