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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

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Sub call

NFRP-2016-2017-1

Coordinator

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
Net EU contribution
€ 525 991,00
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 128 432,75

Participants (12)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 505 261,00
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 380 126,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 656 377,00
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
ARTTIC
France
Net EU contribution
€ 320 010,00
Address
39 Rue Des Mathurins
75008 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 419 316,00
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol

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South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bristol, City of
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
EDDYFI EUROPE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 254 060,00
Address
1 Rue De Terre Neuve Miniparc Du Verger Bat H
91940 Les Ulis

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 93 540,00
BAY ZOLTAN ALKALMAZOTT KUTATASI KOZHASZNU NONPROFIT KFT.
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 218 750,00
Address
Kondorfa Utca 1
1116 Budapest

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Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 249 375,00
Address
K Donelaicio 73
LT-44029 Kaunas

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Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Kauno apskritis
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
EXTENDE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 165 000,00
Address
14 Avenue Carnot Le Bergson
91300 Massy

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 94 687,00
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
INTERCONTROLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 261 263,00
Address
76 Rue Des Gemeaux Immeuble Adelaide
94150 Rungis

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Val-de-Marne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 106 112,00
UJV REZ, a. s.
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 118 639,00
Address
Hlavni 130, Rez
250 68 Husinec

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Region
Střední Čechy Středočeský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 49 466,00