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ADVanced Inspection of Complex StructurEs

Objective

ADVISE aims to advance the ultrasonic inspection of complex structured materials, for which conventional ultrasonic techniques suffer from severe performance limitations due to the micro and/or macro-structure. The project relies on a multi-pronged strategy:
- Model-assisted inspection enhancement tools allow the iterative optimisation of customised transducers and associated excitation signals, to specify the most appropriate inspection approach.
- Novel in-situ characterisation techniques acquire specific information about the structure to be inspected; then model-assisted optimisation tools fine-tune the inspection parameters in the field.
- Model-assisted diagnostic tools take a-priori, model-predicted and in-situ obtained information into account to fully exploit the information contained in full matrix capture (FMC) acquisitions, using adaptive imaging methods, backscatter filtering and inversion strategies.
The main output of the project is thus a step change improvement in performance in terms of inspectable depth, defect detection and characterisation accuracy. For austeno-ferritic cast components, an increase of the inspectable depth of 70 to 85 mm is aimed for. Equally importantly, the in-situ characterisation for specific inspections will provide the confidence needed to make safe decisions from measured indications without the significant conservatism that is needed in many cases currently.
ADVISE brings together leading experts and key stakeholders with long-term commitments to this subject, covering construction, operation, and all aspects of in-service inspection. They will collaborate for new nuclear power constructions, maintenance of ageing power stations and safe operation of plants at end of life, addressing both Western European and Russian designs. An Industrial Advisory Board will play a major role throughout the project to guarantee a focus on the key issues and thereby ensure rapid deployment of the ADVISE developed techniques and tools.

Call for proposal

NFRP-2016-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 525 991

Participants (12)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 505 261
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 380 126
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 656 377
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 320 010
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 419 316
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EDDYFI EUROPE
France
EU contribution
€ 254 060
Address
1 Rue De Terre Neuve Miniparc Du Verger Bat H
91940 Les Ulis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAY ZOLTAN ALKALMAZOTT KUTATASI KOZHASZNU NONPROFIT KFT.
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 218 750
Address
Kondorfa Utca 1
1116 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 249 375
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EXTENDE
France
EU contribution
€ 165 000
Address
14 Avenue Carnot Le Bergson
91300 Massy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 94 687
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERCONTROLE
France
EU contribution
€ 261 263
Address
76 Rue Des Gemeaux Immeuble Adelaide
94150 Rungis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UJV REZ, a. s.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 118 639
Address
Hlavni 130, Rez
250 68 Husinec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)