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ADVanced Inspection of Complex StructurEs

Deliverables

Semi-analytical simulation tools for scattering media suitable for online use

Implementation finalised and usable for validation and application

Project Flyer and public presentation

Flyer presenting the ADVISE objectives, main activities, expected results and partners

FE-code for scattering media suitable offline use

Low-order and higher-order FE-implementations finalised and usable for validation and application

Analytical scattering theory

Scattering characteristics suited for integration in semi-analytical simulation tools derived

Inspection sensitivity analysis

Simulation results to understand the relative importance of the inspection parameters

Methodology for signal processing assessment agreed

Industrial workshop held and agreed comparison metrics defined

State-of-the Art and Prerequisites Report

Review and documentation of the current status of relevant research and applications ; compilation and description of the addressed demonstrator materials, welds, defects, industrial applications and of the modelling approaches/simulation codes suitable for modification

Signal processing and imaging algorithm extension and optimisation

Range of imaging algorithms implemented and optimised for coarse-grained media Methodology and simulation results reported. Small scale experimental programme completed

Optimised transducer design (first generation)

The inspection of coarse grained flat plate structures will be optimised

Project Public Website

The ADVISE public website will provide information about the project, publications, news and events

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Publications

Ultrasound Array Probe: Signal Processing in Case of Structural Noise

Author(s): Paul Nicolas, Kassis Paul, Ferre Antoine, Schumm Andreas, Lhuillier Pierre-Emile
Published in: Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Diagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems, Issue 3/4, 2020, ISSN 2572-3901
DOI: 10.1115/1.4048583

The effect of distortion models on characterisation of real defects using ultrasonic arrays

Author(s): Long Bai, Alexander Velichko, Adam T. Clare, Paul Dryburgh, Don Pieris, Bruce W. Drinkwater
Published in: NDT & E International, Issue 113, 2020, Page(s) 102263, ISSN 0963-8695
DOI: 10.1016/j.ndteint.2020.102263

Grain Scattering Noise Modeling and Its Use in the Detection and Characterization of Defects Using Ultrasonic Arrays

Author(s): Long Bai, Alexander Velichko, Bruce Drinkwater
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, Issue Nov 2019, vol. 66, no. 11, 2019, Page(s) 1798-1813, ISSN 0885-3010
DOI: 10.1109/tuffc.2019.2927439

Optimization algorithms for ultrasonic array imaging in homogeneous anisotropic steel components with unknown properties

Author(s): Corentin Ménard, Sébastien Robert, Roberto Miorelli, Dominique Lesselier
Published in: NDT & E International, Issue 116, 2020, Page(s) 102327, ISSN 0963-8695
DOI: 10.1016/j.ndteint.2020.102327

Numerical solutions for UT modelling of austenitic welds using dedicated macroscale finite element tools

Author(s): N. Leymarie, A. Imperiale, E. Demaldent, P. Calmon
Published in: NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION (NDE) IN NUCLEAR 2019, Issue 25-27 June 2019, 2019

Array imaging of austenitic stainless steel welds - does precise weld map information really improve TFM images?

Author(s): Michal K. Kalkowski, Michael J. S. Lowe
Published in: WCNDT 2020, Issue 2021, 2021

Austenitic weld stiffness map inversion powered by GPU-accelerated finite element simulations

Author(s): Michal K. Kalkowski, Peter Huthwaite and Michael J. S. Lowe
Published in: QNDE 2018 presentation only, Issue 13/07/2018, 2018

On the suitability of wave description models for ultrasonic characterisation of an austenitic stainless steel weld

Author(s): Michal K. Kalkowski and Michael J. S. Lowe
Published in: QNDE 2019 presentation only, Issue 19/07/2019, 2019

Towards a better understanding of GIUM microstructure characterisation by grain-scale finite element simulations

Author(s): Michal K. Kalkowski, Michael J. S. Lowe, Martin Barth, Marek Rjelka, Bernd Kohler
Published in: QNDE 2019 presentation only, Issue 18/07/2019, 2019

A case study on ultrasonic characterisation of an austenitic weld - is `in situ' feasible?

Author(s): Michal K. Kalkowski, Michael J. S. Lowe,Vykintas Samaitis, Liudas Mazeika, Andreas Schumm
Published in: ASNT 2019 presentation only, Issue 18/09/2019, 2019

Detection and characterisation of defects in highly scattering materials using ultrasonic arrays

Author(s): Long Bai, Alexander Velichko, Bruce W. Drinkwater
Published in: 2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), Issue 6-9 Oct 2019, 2019, Page(s) 1252-1255
DOI: 10.1109/ultsym.2019.8926059

Adaptive TFM imaging in anisotropic and inhomogeneous steels using optimization algorithms coupled to a surrogate model

Author(s): Corentin MENARD, Sébastien ROBERT, Dominique LESSELIER, Pierre CALMON
Published in: QNDE 2019 presentation only, Issue July 14-19, 2019, 2019

Ultrasonic Array Imaging in Anisotropic Steel Components with Unknown Properties using Optimization Algorithms

Author(s): Corentin MÉNARD
Published in: 73rd IIW Annual Assembly & International Conference, Issue 21/07/2020, 2020

Improving the quality of ultrasonic images with a local optimization scheme applied to a homogeneous anisotropic weld mold using a surrogate model

Author(s): Roberto Miorelli
Published in: PIERS PhotonIcs & Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Issue 18/12/2019, 2019

Recent advances in modelling approaches for the simulation of ultrasonic testing – Application to weld inspection

Author(s): Pierre Calmon
Published in: 72nd IIW Annual Assembly & International Conference, Issue 10/07/2019, 2019

Optimisation de l’imagerie ultrasonore multi-éléments dans des aciers anisotropes dont les propriétés élastiques sont méconnues : Application au Contrôle Non-Destructif

Author(s): Corentin MÉNARD
Published in: Huitième conférence plénière du GDR Ondes, Issue 29/10/2019, 2019

Reactor performance, system reliability, instrumentation and control

Author(s): Andreas Schumm, Madalina Rabung, Gregory Marque, Jary Hamalainen
Published in: EPJ Nuclear Sciences & Technologies, Issue 6, 2020, Page(s) 43, ISSN 2491-9292
DOI: 10.1051/epjn/2019017