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Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation Systems

Industrial Application Issues

  • Pietro Burrascano
  • Sergio Callegari
  • Augusto Montisci
  • Marco Ricci
  • Mario Versaci

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Describing the Ultrasonic System at a Physical Level: Modeling and Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Sara Carcangiu, Augusto Montisci, Mariangela Usai
      Pages 3-15
    3. Sara Carcangiu, Augusto Montisci, Renato Forcinetti
      Pages 17-45
    4. Sara Carcangiu, Augusto Montisci, Mariangela Usai
      Pages 47-82
  3. Improving the Ultrasonic Systems Performance: Signal Processing Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-84
    2. Salvatore Caporale, Sergio Callegari, David Arthur Hutchins, Stefano Laureti, Pietro Burrascano, Marco Ricci
      Pages 85-140
    3. Salvatore Caporale, Sergio Callegari, Marco Ricci, Pietro Burrascano
      Pages 141-171
  4. Dealing with the Collected Data: Information processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Mario Versaci, Salvatore Calcagno, Matteo Cacciola, Francesco Carlo Morabito, Isabella Palamara, Diego Pellicanò
      Pages 175-199
    3. Mario Versaci, Salvatore Calcagno, Matteo Cacciola, Francesco Carlo Morabito, Isabella Palamara, Diego Pellicanò
      Pages 201-232
  5. Real World Applications of Ultrasonic Non-destructive Evaluation Systems: Industrial Application Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Sara Carcangiu, Augusto Montisci, Renato Forcinetti
      Pages 235-244
    3. Luca Senni, Luigi Battaglini, Pietro Burrascano, Stefano Laureti, Marco Ricci
      Pages 245-258
    4. Mario Versaci, Salvatore Calcagno, Matteo Cacciola, Francesco Carlo Morabito, Isabella Palamara, Diego Pellicanò
      Pages 259-269
    5. Luigi Battaglini, Sergio Callegari, Salvatore Caporale, Lee Andrew John Davis, Stefano Laureti, Luca Senni et al.
      Pages 271-295
    6. Luigi Battaglini, Pietro Burrascano, Marco Ricci, Luca Senni
      Pages 297-320
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 321-324

About this book

Introduction

This book covers the practical implementation of ultrasonic NDT techniques in an industrial environment, discussing several issues that may emerge and proposing strategies for addressing them successfully.  It aims to bridge advanced academic research results and their application to industrial procedures. The topics covered in the text range from the basic operation of an ultrasonic NDT system to the simulation of the measurement operations; from the choice and generation of the signals energizing the system to the different ways of exploiting the probes and their output signals; and from quality assessment evaluation to the use of soft computing techniques for classification. Throughout the text, an effort is made to embrace a system view where the physical and technological aspects of sensing are addressed together with higher abstraction levels, such as signal and information processing. Consequently, the book aims at guiding the reader through the various tasks requested for developing a complete ultrasonic imaging system for nondestructive testing, up to the perspective goal of automatic classification of the outputs of a production line. The presentation is reinforced by many applicable examples, proposed in the last chapters.

The content of this book is the result of the common effort of four University Research Groups that focused their research activities for two years on this specific objective, working in direct conjunction with primary industrial firms, in a research project funded by the Italian government as a Strategic Research Project.

·         Discusses the cycle from signal generation, propagation, collection by sensors, and data analysis

·         Covers the implementation of ultrasonic NDT techniques in the perspective of a complete system setup including classification of product line output

·         Presents recent theoretical advances and fundamental issues for their practical implementation

Keywords

Multi Probe Systems and relations to MIMO processing Nondestructive Testing Optimization Algorithms Pulse Compression Ultrasonic Inversion Algorithms Ultrasonic Waves' Propagation Ultrasound Inspections

Editors and affiliations

  • Pietro Burrascano
    • 1
  • Sergio Callegari
    • 2
  • Augusto Montisci
    • 3
  • Marco Ricci
    • 4
  • Mario Versaci
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Engineering, Polo Scientifico Didattico di TerniUniversity of PerugiaTerniItaly
  2. 2.Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering "G. Marconi" (DEI)Universita di BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica ed (DIEE)University of CagliariCagliariItaly
  4. 4.Department of Engineering, Polo Scientifico Didattico di TerniUniversity of PerugiaTerniItaly
  5. 5.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, dell'Università Mediterranea di Reggio CalabriaReggio CalabriaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10566-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10565-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10566-6
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