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Publication - Dr Rhodri Bevan

    A model for multi-view ultrasonic array inspection of small two-dimensional defects

    Citation

    Budyn, N, Bevan, R, Zhang, J, Croxford, A & Wilcox, P, 2019, ‘A model for multi-view ultrasonic array inspection of small two-dimensional defects’. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control.

    Abstract

    The multi-view total focusing method (TFM) is an imaging algorithm for ultrasonic full matrix array data that exploits internal reflections and mode conversions in the inspected object to create multiple images, the views. Modelling the defect response in multi-view TFM is an essential first step in developing new detection and characterisation methods which exploit the information present in these views. This paper describes a ray-based forward model for small two-dimensional defects and compares its results against finite-element simulations and experimental data for the inspection of a side-drilled hole, a notch and a crack. A simpler version of this model, based on a single-frequency approximation, is derived and compared. A good agreement with the multi-frequency model and a speed-up of several orders of magnitude are achieved.

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