Effect of Feedback and Variation on Inspection Reliability
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- VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
- Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
- Trueflaw Ltd.
In present paper, the effect of feedback and variation on inspector performance is studied. To test this, a small empirical study was completed. An online tool was created with a simplified UT set-up: B-scan image of the data and software gain control and tools to indicate cracks with point and click. The system generates random flawed data images on the fly. The user then analyses the images and indicates found flaws by clicking them. After 150 images have been analysed (many of them without flaws), the system uses the provided hits and misses to compute a POD curve and confidence bounds using standard (ASTM E2862) techniques. Additional "learning" version of the tool was created. In this "learning mode", after user requests next image, the system shows results of the current images (i.e. hits, misses and false calls in the current image). This set-up provides the inspector with direct feedback of his success and better facilitates learning this particular inspection task. The tool was presented to a small group of 9 inspectors in level-III inspector training and results were gathered from trainees both before and after training (and with and without feedback).
The results from this small group of inspectors indicated, that the direct feedback on achieved reliability can quickly improve POD values. However, the study group was small and thus the results need further investigation and confirmation.
|Title of host publication||7th European-American Workshop on Reliability of NDE|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2017|
|MoE publication type||D3 Professional conference proceedings|
|Event||European-American Workshop on Reliability of NDE - Potsdam, Germany|
Duration: 4 Sep 2017 → 7 Sep 2017
Conference number: 7
|Workshop||European-American Workshop on Reliability of NDE|
|Period||04/09/2017 → 07/09/2017|
- NDT reliability