Investigation into distinguishing between small volumetric and crack-like defects using multi-view total focusing method images

Jie Zhang, Tom S Barber, Andrew D J Nixon, Paul D Wilcox

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Abstract

In the post-processing of ultrasonic array full matrix capture (FMC) data from an immersion inspection to image a region of interest (ROI), the total focusing method (TFM) can be used to generate multiple image views for the same region through exploiting reflections off geometric features, mode conversions at interfaces and using different paths for transmitted and received waves. They are termed as the multi-view TFM (MTFM) images. In this paper, the feasibility of using MTFM images to distinguish between small volumetric and crack-like defects is investigated through the analysis of the images from various simulated and experimentally-measured FMC array data sets. It is found that the presence of a defect of a particular type will typically be observable in some or all of the views with different image amplitudes. Different types of defect have large amplitudes in different views and this can be used to classify the defect type. Finally, the use of this approach is demonstrated in the experimental inspection of samples.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication43rd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation
Subtitle of host publication(17–22 July 2016, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
EditorsDale E Chimenti, Leonard J Bond
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics (AIP)
Number of pages8
Volume36
ISBN (Print)9780735414747
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAIP
Volume1806
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

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