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Project ID: G1RD-CT-2002-00783
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH
Country: Italy

Diagnostic System for green tiles structural integrity by I.R. Thermography and Non contact ultrasonics

The developed system is based on the combined use of temperature measurement by non-contact IR techniques for the detection of temperature gradients due to internal delaminations and non-contact ultrasonic sensors for the detection of cracks or other possible structural defects. Thermal images and ultrasonic signals are processed to give a complete judge and the result is classified by neural networks, in order to automatically have information about the integrity status of the tile (damaged or not). This information could be used for the regulation of the press parameters and for quality control. The system could be applied the pressing process or after the drier, before the tiles enter the glazing line. The developed methodologies can be utilised also in other production technologies, as in the quality control for composite materials.

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UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Via Delle Brecce Bianche
60131 ANCONA
Italy
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