Collaborative RCNDE project to develop 2D ultrasonic array systems for 3D volumeric imaging
Development of ultrasonic imaging techniques using 2D ultrasonic array technology. The resultant imaging will produce a 3D volumetric representation of the internal features of a structure/component. This information can be used to provide addition insight into the type of flaw/defect (classification) and its dimensions (characterisation).
- Key components for the manufacture of 2D arrays have been established.- 2D hexagonal array configurations have been developed and design guidelines produced.- A sparse array configuration based on the mathematical principles of conformal mapping has been developed.- CUDA based software running on GP-GPU architecture offers significant potential for real-time processing and visualisation of 2D array data sets.
|Effective start/end date||1/04/08 → 31/03/11|