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ADVanced Inspection of Complex StructurEs

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.
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Coordinator

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

Address

Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 525 991

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 505 261

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 380 126

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 656 377

ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 320 010

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 419 316

M 2 M

France

EU Contribution

€ 254 060

BAY ZOLTAN ALKALMAZOTT KUTATASI KOZHASZNU NONPROFIT KFT.

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 218 750

KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 249 375

EXTENDE

France

EU Contribution

€ 165 000

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 94 687

INTERCONTROLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 261 263

UJV REZ, a. s.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 118 639

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 755500

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2021

Funded under:

H2020-Euratom-1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 546 407,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 168 855

Coordinated by:

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France