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NESB Nondestructive Evaluation Sciences Branch

NESB Nondestructive Evaluaton Sciences Branch

NESB Nondestructive Evalutation Sciences Branch

NDE Standards Library

To facilitate the development of the Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Methods and Capabilities Handbook, NASA/TM-2020-220568, a set of composite specimens (standards) were procured that contain a range of controlled defects representing those typically found in aerospace composite structures. These standards were inspected by the handbook partners in a round-robin test procedure. These standards, as well as select raw data from the round-robin testing, will be available to the NDE community in a Standards Library.

An agreement to set up and maintain the specimen library is in place between NASA and the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) - Wichita State University. NASA Langley Research Center is currently in a mandatory telework status due to COVID-19. As soon as employees return to the Center, the specimens will be sent to NIAR and available for check-out from the library. For more information contact Patricia Howell at


Research and Technology Directorate


NASA NDE Working Group
American Society For Nondestructive Testing
American Society for Testing and Materials
British Institute for Non-Destructive Testing
Center for NDE at Iowa State
The e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing & Ultrasonics
Southwest Research Institute

Major Capabilities

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