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Case Studies for Nondestructive Evaluation and Mission Success

The Aerospace Corp. employs approximately 3500 people, 70% of whom are technical specialists, with more than 700 of them holding a Ph.D. (Aerospace, 2016). The Materials Physics and Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) department is well equipped with a repertoire of capabilities and staffed with experts accustomed to short notice requests and responding to difficult and urgent situations. What follows are a few examples where NDE solutions were developed to solve critical problems that were at the time deemed very difficult to solve.

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