Ndt in metals are conducted to evaluate their surface properties, welded portions, joints, internal cracks, thickness etc without damaging the material. These tests are very useful to find the possible failures of the element and thus ensures the integrity.
NDT in concrete refers to the testing techniques which are carried out for evaluating the concrete and reinforcement condition of any structure.
Concrete and steel are provided to bear the compressive and tensile stresses of any structure. To know the physical and chemical properties of concrete and steel NDT tests are conducted. These tests are also helpful to analyse the present condition of any structure whether it is safe or not. NDT is an effective and useful tool for structural assessment and structural audits. NDT are used for finding compressive strength of concrete, corrosion rate of steels, detailing of reinforcement, depth and integrity of piles.