Introducing a new method for efficient visualization of complex shape 3D ultrasonic phased-array C-scans

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Abstract

Automated robotic inspection systems allow the collection of large data volumes, compared to existing inspection systems. To maximize the throughput associated with the non-destructive evaluation phase, it is crucial that the reconstructed inspection data sets are generated and examined rapidly without a loss of detail. Data analysis often becomes the bottleneck of automated inspections. Therefore, new data visualization tools, suitable to screen the NDT information obtained through robotic systems, are urgently required. This paper presents a new approach, for the generation of three-dimensional ultrasonic C-scans of large and complex parts, suitable for application to high data throughput ultrasonic phased array inspection. This approach produces 3D C-scan presented as colored tessellated surfaces and the approach works efficiently on challenging geometry, with concave and convex regions. Qualitative and quantitative results show that the approach runs up to 500 times faster than other C-scan visualization techniques.

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ConferenceIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
Abbreviated titleIEEE IUS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period6/09/179/09/17
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Visualization
Inspection
Ultrasonics
Robotics
Throughput
Data visualization
Nondestructive examination
Geometry

Keywords

  • C-scans
  • phased arrays
  • data visualisation
  • robotics
  • automated systems

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Mineo, C., Summan, R., Riise, J., MacLeod, C. N., & Pierce, S. G. (2017). Introducing a new method for efficient visualization of complex shape 3D ultrasonic phased-array C-scans. Paper presented at IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Washington, United States.
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Mineo, C, Summan, R, Riise, J, MacLeod, CN & Pierce, SG 2017, 'Introducing a new method for efficient visualization of complex shape 3D ultrasonic phased-array C-scans' Paper presented at IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Washington, United States, 6/09/17 - 9/09/17, .

Introducing a new method for efficient visualization of complex shape 3D ultrasonic phased-array C-scans. / Mineo, Carmelo; Summan, Rahul; Riise, Jonathan; MacLeod, Charles N.; Pierce, S. Gareth.

2017. Paper presented at IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Washington, United States.

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Mineo C, Summan R, Riise J, MacLeod CN, Pierce SG. Introducing a new method for efficient visualization of complex shape 3D ultrasonic phased-array C-scans. 2017. Paper presented at IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Washington, United States.