University of Warwick
Ultrasonics & NDT Group, Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
Ultrasonic propagation, ultrasound interactions with defects. Non-contact generation and detection of ultrasound, particularly using either EMAT or laser-based techniques.
We are studying the alternative methods of generating ultrasound without contact with the test-piece. We have a range of pulsed lasers for generation and laser interferometers for detection in addition to miniature EMATs. Industrial applications are investigated on hot or rough or thin or moving components.
UK Research Centre for Non-Destructive Testing
RCNDE, Dept of Mechanical
Engineering, Imperial College, London, UK
Ultrasonics (most areas including long range,
guided wave, phased arrays, non-contact, high temperature, SHM & CM,
material characterisation, robotic deployment, modelling, signal
processing, theoretical), Thermography, Electromagnetics
Iowa State University/Center for Nondestructive Evaluation
1915 Scholl Road
111 ASC II
Ames, Iowa 50011-3041
ISU/CNDE has research programs in all major NDE modalities. Research areas include ultrasonics, radiography, electromagnetic techniques, magnetic techniques, fluorescent penetrants, thermal and Sonic IR, terahertz, and ground penetrating radar.
ISU/CNDE also specializes in modeling, with a variety of custom in-house tools and codes. We specialize in applications from aerospace and defense to energy and civil infrastructure.
Research Centre in industrial Technologies
Routes de Dely ibrahim
BP64 CHERAGA Algiers 16003
The CRTI develops non-destructive methods using ultrasonic, electrical, electromagnetic, X- and gamma radiation. These methods are applied to the characterisation and evaluation of materials (structure, defects, coatings etc.). In addition, it examines and optimises hardware and software relating to testing techniques.
The CRTI develops and implements signal and image processing-based techniques to be applied in the non-destructive testing (NDT) field. In particular, its objectives are the development of systems permitting the automatic acquisition of one-dimensional or multidimensional signals and their processing.
INSA Centre Val de Loire Inserm U930
3, Rue de la Chocolaterie
41034 BLOIS CEDEX
The Centre Val de Loire National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) is a Public Scientific, Cultural and Professional Institution (EPSCP) established by the French Decree No.2013-521 of 19 June 2013. The Centre Val de Loire INSA is a public engineering school of the INSA Group. Located on the Blois and Bourges campuses in the Centre Val de Loire region, the Centre Val de Loire INSA trains multidisciplinary and entrepreneurial landscape architects and engineers over five years, equipping them with an inclusive, open mind and a high level of scientific and humanistic knowledge. The Centre-Val de Loire INSA develops a cutting-edge multidisciplinary scientific policy, shared within the Centre-Val de Loire University Community of Universities and Institutions (COMUE), including Orléans University, Tours François-Rabelais University and research organisations in the Centre Region. The Centre-Val de Loire INSA's commitment to broadening its relations with the business world and move innovation on is reflected in the twofold teaching and research responsibilities that most of its educational staff undertake. Research area includes Non Destructive Testing (NDT) and Condition Monitoring (CM) involving nonlinear UT, AE, especially related to vibration analysis, characterisation of complex materials, signal and image processing.
West Pomeranian University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Sikorskiego 37 St.
Eddy current testing; Terahertz imaging; Digital radiography; Magnetic flux leakage; Automatic defect recognition;
Technical University of Munich, Chair of Non-Destructive Testing
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Center for Building Materials
Chair of Non-Destuctive Testing
• Material testing in civil, geo and environmental engineering, maintenance and repair of constructions, self-healing materials
• Application and development of non-destructive testing methods (ultrasound, acoustic emission, vibration analysis, Radar, IR thermography) for civil and mechanical constructions
• Structural health monitoring e. g. using wireless sensor networks
• Material testing in mechanical engineering
• Testing of lightweight constructions out of carbon or glass fiber reinforced polymers in the automotive and aeronautical sector
• Development and application of simulation techniques for the modeling of wave propagation of acoustic, elastic and electro-magnetic waves
• Measurement techniques for the built environment
• Application of NDT techniques for objects of the cultural heritage, art and historic objects in cooperation with museums, restorers and conservationists
• Application of NDT techniques for geotechnical prospection and for the discovery of hidden or buried objects in the earth and constructions
• Development of sonar techniques related to water engineering projects and fish populations
• Testing of wind turbines (rotor blades, tower, basement etc.)
• Application of NDT techniques in the field of biomedical engineering to study orthopedic diseases and to develop substitutes for cartilage tissues
• Support of Crime Scene Investigations
Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering
University of Strathclyde
204 George Street
CUE primarily focusses on ultrasonic transduction applied across a wide range of industrial applications. The NDT/CM activities encompass transducer design, sensor deployment, bespoke instrumentation, signal/image processing and automated data interpretation. Moreover, the research investigates a number of delivery platforms, including fixed-axis robotic systems, autonomous robotic vehicles and UAVs. In addition, CUE develops laser induced phased array systems and acoustic emission transducers and its research activities have recently expanded to include sensor systems for in-process monitoring of weld and additive manufacturing processes. CUE collaborates with many external organisations and has a track record of delivering solutions to our industrial partners.