Testing Methods

Destructive and Nondestructive testing methods

The following are a brief list of generally accepted destructive and nondestructive methods. 

The word "Destructive" refers to testing methods which the parts is destructed and irreversibly damaged during the test or the assessment. And "Nondestructive" refers to the opposite where the test or assessment does not destroy the part. 

There's a strong likelihood this topic will be covered on a Green Belt and Black Belt certification exam. 

Destructive Tests

Tensile Testing

Acid Etching

Bend Testing

Hot Yield Test

Voltage Breakdown

Spectroscopic Testing

Shear Testing

Flaring Test

Hardness Testing

Peel Tests

Fracture Testing

Pelling Drop Weight Testing

Ferrite and phase count

Charpy Impact Test

Corrosion test such as salt spray

Nondestructive Tests

Liquid Penetrant

Eddy Current



Guided Wave

Magnetic Particle

Neutron Radiographic Testing

Laser Testing

Leak Testing

Acoustic Emission


Visual Testing

Thermal Infrared

Vibration Analysis

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