NDT Data Fusion

NDT Data Fusion

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Data fusion is a rapidly developing technology which involves the combination of information supplied by several NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) sensors to provide a more complete and understandable picture of structural integrity. This text is the first to be devoted exclusively to the concept of multisensor integration and data fusion applied to NDT. The advantages of this methodology are widely acknowledged and the author presents an excellent introduction to data fusion processes. Problems are approached progressively through detailed case studies, offering practical guidance for those wishing to develop and explore NDT data fusion further. This book will prove invaluable to inspectors, students and researchers concerned with NDT signal processing measurements and testing. It shows the great value and major benefits which can be achieved by implementing multisensor data fusion, not only in NDT but also in any discipline where measurements and testing are key activities.In addition, the fact that it relies only on differences in acoustic waves makes signal interpretation of manual testing very subjective. ... 5.3.3 ULTRASONIC TESTING Ultrasonic testing is the most widely used NDT method in industry for the inspection of metals and composite materials. ... information on intemal defects, and software is now available to present the results of an inspection in a 3-D format.

Title:NDT Data Fusion
Author:Xavier Emanuel Gros
Publisher:Butterworth-Heinemann - 1997-01-01


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