The Terahertz Ray (or “T-ray”) Research Facility at CNDE gives researchers a state-of-the-art tool to measure and characterize materials.
The Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) develops noninvasive methods and instruments for assessing the integrity of structures and materials. The Center was formed in 1985 as an NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center.
Principles of Nondestructive Evaluation
The Center’s mission is to pursue research that defines underlying principles of nondestructive evaluation technologies and to transfer those technologies to industry, promoting the integration of nondestructive evaluation with other disciplines so that a product's lifetime reliability is enhanced. These efforts are establishing an enhanced engineering base for NDE. The Center seeks other areas that can benefit from NDE applications, such as agricultural, animal science, and biomedical areas; and serves as a center of excellence for NDE education.
NDE Research for Industry and Government
The Center has established several five-year goals, including the continued development of new nondestructive measurement techniques and leading the unification of NDE research throughout the world. In addition to its industrial customers, CNDE conducts extensive work for the FAA, NASA, the Air Force, the Army, and the Department of Energy.