The CNDE team undertakes internationally leading research into the fundamentals and applications of ultrasonics. We explore on a variety of techniques and methods related to ultrasound and guided wave ultrasound. This includes emerging techniques that have the potential to be applied in real world scenarios.
Thermography is linked to techniques of measurements that exploit the interaction between infrared (IR) radiation and the sample being investigated. Our primary research is directed in the area of developing quantitative models and designing experimental schemes for utilizing infrared frequencies for flaw detection, imaging and material characterization.
The Robotics team in CNDE focuses on developing tools for automated non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of structures. The group is pioneering next generation robotic platforms integrated with advanced sensing and diagnostics. Application areas include ports, shipping, pipelines, dams and bridges.
Incorporating Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and FE Modelling techniques to enhance our understanding of NDE techniques. High dimensional data are processed for defect detection and characterization, material characterization and structural health monitoring applications.