Professor Robert A Smith

MA(Cantab.), MSc(Kings College London), PhD(Nott.), CEng, CPhys, FInstP, FInstNDT

  • BS8 1TR

1985 …2019

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Research Output

2019
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3 Citations (Scopus)
115 Downloads (Pure)
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7 Citations (Scopus)
93 Downloads (Pure)

Row-Column Addressed Arrays for Nondestructive Evaluation Applications

Kirkpatrick, J. P., Wilcox, P. D. & Smith, R. A., 1 Jun 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control. 66, 6, p. 1119-1128 10 p., 8681092.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
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281 Downloads (Pure)
2018

3D ultrasound characterization of woven composites

Tayong, R. B., Mienczakowski, M. J. & Smith, R. A., 20 Apr 2018, 44th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation. American Institute of Physics (AIP), Vol. 37. 11 p. 130008. (AIP Conference Proceedings; vol. 1949).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

Open Access
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1 Citation (Scopus)
179 Downloads (Pure)

Analytic-Signal Technique Applied to the 3D Characterisation of 3D-Woven Composites

Tayong Boumda, R. & Smith, R., 2018, (Unpublished) British Institute of NDT Annual Conference.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

A numerical study on the influence of composite wrinkle defect geometry on compressive strength

Xie, N., Smith, R. A., Mukhopadhyay, S. & Hallett, S. R., 15 Feb 2018, In : Materials and Design. 140, p. 7-20 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
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18 Citations (Scopus)
462 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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11 Citations (Scopus)
478 Downloads (Pure)

Phononic band gaps and phase singularities in the ultrasonic response from toughened composites

Smith, R. A., Nelson, L. J. & Mienczakowski, M. J., 20 Apr 2018, 44th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Volume 37. American Institute of Physics (AIP), Vol. 1949. 120006

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

1 Citation (Scopus)

Ply-orientation measurements in composites using structure-tensor analysis of volumetric ultrasonic data

Nelson, L., Smith, R. & Mienczakowski, M., Jan 2018, In : Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 104, p. 108-119 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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6 Citations (Scopus)
293 Downloads (Pure)

Ultrasonic Analytic-Signal Responses from Polymer-Matrix Composite Laminates

Smith, R., Nelson, L., Mienczakowski, M. & Wilcox, P., Feb 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control. 65, 2, p. 231-243 13 p., 8113596.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
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8 Citations (Scopus)
393 Downloads (Pure)

Wrinkle measurement in glass-carbon hybrid laminates comparing ultrasonic techniques: A case study

Larrañaga-Valsero, B., Smith, R. A., Tayong, R. B., Fernández-López, A. & Güemes, A., 1 Nov 2018, In : Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 114, p. 225-240 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
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7 Citations (Scopus)
187 Downloads (Pure)
2017

Model assisted qualification of NDE techniques

Ballisat, A., Wilcox, P. D., Smith, R. A. & Hallam, D. A., 16 Feb 2017, 43rd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation. American Institute of Physics (AIP), Vol. 36. 7 p. 140005. (AIP Conference Proceedings; vol. 1806).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

Open Access
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1 Citation (Scopus)
231 Downloads (Pure)

Ultrasonic detection and sizing of compressed cracks in glass- and carbon-fibre reinforced plastic composites

Ibrahim, M. E., Smith, R. A. & Wang, C. H., Dec 2017, In : NDT and E International. 92, p. 111-121 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
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19 Citations (Scopus)
267 Downloads (Pure)
2016

Acoustic characterization of void distributions across carbon-fiber composite layers

Tayong Boumda, R., Smith, R. A. & Pinfield, V. J., 10 Feb 2016, 42nd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation: Incorporating the 6th European-American Workshop on Reliability of NDE: Volume 35 Edited by Leona. Chimenti, D. E. & Bond, L. J. (eds.). American Institute of Physics (AIP), Vol. 1706. 10 p. 120008. (AIP Conference Proceedings; vol. 1706).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

Open Access
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2 Citations (Scopus)
343 Downloads (Pure)

Comment

Smith, R. A., 1 Dec 2016, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 58, 12, p. 642 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate (Academic Journal)

Non-destructive characterisation of composite microstructures

Smith, R. A., Xie, N. & Hallett, S. R., 1 Nov 2016, JEC Composites Magazine, 53, 109, p. 59-61 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle (Specialist Publication)

1 Citation (Scopus)

Ultrasonic tracking of ply drops in composite laminates

Smith, R. A., Nelson, L. J., Mienczakowski, M. J. & Wilcox, P. D., 10 Feb 2016, AIP Conference Proceedings. American Institute of Physics (AIP), Vol. 1706. 050006

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

14 Citations (Scopus)

Wrinkle characterisation from ultrasonic scans of composites

Larrañaga-Valsero, B., Smith, R. A., Tayong Boumda, R., Fernández-López, A. & Güemes, A., Dec 2016, p. 508-521. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference Paper

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225 Downloads (Pure)
2015

Comment

Smith, R. A., 1 Jan 2015, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 57, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Comparison of numerical and effective-medium modeling of porosity in layered media

Veres, I. A., Smith, R. A. & Pinfield, V. J., 1 Jun 2015, In : IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control. 62, 6, p. 1086-1094 9 p., 7119989.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

4 Citations (Scopus)

Progress in 3D characterisation and modelling of monolithic carbon-fibre composites

Smith, R. A., Nelson, L. J., Xie, N., Fraij, C. & Hallett, S. R., 1 Jan 2015, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 57, 3, p. 131-139 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

29 Citations (Scopus)

Progress in non-destructive 3D characterization and modelling of aerospace composites

Smith, R., Nelson, L., Tayong Boumda, R., Xie, N., Fraij, C., Wilcox, P. & Hallett, S., 4 May 2015, NDT of Composites II: Promoting Quality in Composite Inspection. American Society for Nondestructive Testing, p. 38-44 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

39 Downloads (Pure)
2014

Methods for fibre-orientation characterisation in monolithic carbon-fibre composites

Nelson, L. J., Fraij, C. & Smith, R. A., 1 Jan 2014, NDT 2014 - 53rd Annual Conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing. British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

2 Citations (Scopus)

Numerical and analytical investigation of the influence of porosity on the frequency response of GLARE composite

Veres, I. A., Smith, R. A. & Pinfield, V. J., 1 Jan 2014, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS. IEEE Computer Society, p. 240-243 4 p. 6931831

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

1 Citation (Scopus)

Toward the 3D characterisation of GLARE and other fibre-metal laminate composites

Smith, R. A., Veres, I. A. & Pinfield, V. J., 1 Jan 2014, NDT 2014 - 53rd Annual Conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing. British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

2 Citations (Scopus)

Use of 3D non-destructive characterisation for modelling the mechanical properties of as-manufactured composite components

Smith, R. A., Xie, N., Nelson, L. J. & Hallett, S. R., 1 Jan 2014, NDT 2014 - 53rd Annual Conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing. British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

2013

3D characterisation of fibre orientation and resulting material properties

Smith, R. A., Roldo, G., Mukhopadhyay, S., Lawrie, A. & Hallett, S. R., 1 Jan 2013, 52nd Annual Conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing 2013, NDT 2013. British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, p. 198-209 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

Comment

Smith, R. A., 1 Oct 2013, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 55, 10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

2011

A comparison of stochastic and effective medium approaches to the backscattered signal from a porous layer in a solid matrix.

Pinfield, V. J., Challis, R. E. & Smith, R. A., 2011, In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 130, 1, p. 122-134

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

10 Citations (Scopus)

Automated NDT analysis and sentencing of aerospace composites

Phang, A. P., Nelson, L. J. & Smith, R. A., 1 Jan 2011, 50th Annual Conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing 2011, NDT 2011 Held in conjunction with the Materials Testing Exhibition, MT 2011. British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

2010

Insight: Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring: Comment

Smith, R. A., 1 Mar 2010, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 52, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Use of 3D ultrasound data sets to map the localised properties of fibre-reinforced composites.

Smith, R. A., 2010, 405 p. University of Nottingham.

Research output: Other contributionPhD thesis (not Bristol)

Validation of lay-up and 3D characterisation of wrinkling in composites

Smith, R. A., Nelson, L. J. & Phang, A. P., 1 Jan 2010, Non-Destructive Testing Conference 2010, NDT 2010. British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

2009

Automated analysis and advanced defect characterisation from ultrasonic scans of composites.

Smith, R. A., Nelson, L. J., Mienczakowski, M. J. & Challis, R. E., 2009, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 51, 2, p. 82-87

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

52 Citations (Scopus)

Ultrasonic techniques for detection of weak adhesion.

Drewry, M. A., Smith, R. A., Phang, A. P., Yan, D., Wilcox, P. D. & Roach, D. P., 2009, In : Materials Evaluation. 67, 9, p. 1048-1058

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

9 Citations (Scopus)
2008

Colorectal cancer screening: a comparison of 35 initiatives in 17 countries

International Colorectal Cancer Screening Network, 15 Mar 2008, In : International Journal of Cancer. 122, 6, p. 1357-67 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Ultrasonic detectability of potentially closed cracks from cold-worked holes under loaded conditions

Nelson, L. J., Brown, K., Young, A., Jones, L. D. & Smith, R. A., 2008, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 50, 2, p. 78-87

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

2 Citations (Scopus)
2007

Advanced NDT of Composites in the United Kingdom.

Smith, R. A., 2007, In : Materials Evaluation. 65, 7, p. 697-710

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

11 Citations (Scopus)
2006

A new low-frequency vibration technique for blind-side inspections.

Nelson, L. J., Dalton, R. P., Birt, E. A., Jones, L. D. & Smith, R. A., 2006, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 48, 3, p. 149-154

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

6 Citations (Scopus)

NDE Corrosion metrics for life prediction of aircraft structures.

Birt, E. A., Jones, L. D., Nelson, L. J. & Smith, R. A., 2006, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 48, 3, p. 139-143

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

5 Citations (Scopus)
2005

The potential for Friction Stir Weld inspection using Transient Eddy Currents

Smith, R. A., 2005, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 47, 3, p. 133-143

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

10 Citations (Scopus)
2004

A review of NDE methods for porosity measurement in fibre-reinforced polymer composites.

Birt, E. A. & Smith, R. A., 2004, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 46, 11, p. 681-686

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

116 Citations (Scopus)

Enhanced Transient Eddy Current Detection of Deep Corrosion.

Smith, R. A., Edgar, D., Skramstad, J. A. & Buckley, J., 2004, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 46, 2, p. 88-91

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

10 Citations (Scopus)

Improved Ultrasonic Spectroscopy Procedure for Roughness Measurement of Hidden Corroded Surfaces.

Birt, E. A., Smith, R. A., Scruby, C. B. & Jones, L. D., 2004, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 46, 3, p. 151-156

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

3 Citations (Scopus)

Rapid large-area transient eddy-current inspection using arrays.

Smith, R. A. & Harrison, D. J., 2004, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 46, 3, p. 142-146

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

2002

Composite defects and their detection. Article 6.36.5.3.

Smith, R. A., 2002, UNESCO Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems. Internet: UNESCO

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

2001

Pulsed ultrasonic spectroscopy for roughness measurement of hidden corroded surfaces.

Smith, R. A. & Bruce, D. A., 2001, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 43, 3, p. 168-172

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

3 Citations (Scopus)

Transient eddy-current NDE for ageing aircraft - Capabilities and limitations.

Smith, R. A. & Hugo, G. R., 2001, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 43, 1, p. 14-20

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

123 Citations (Scopus)
1999

Diffraction and Nonlinear Propagation in wide-band ultrasonic spectroscopy.

Smith, R. A., 1999, In : Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring. 41, 3, p. 142-150

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

2 Citations (Scopus)