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1Kaunas University of Technology Ultrasound InstituteKaunas University of Technology
2Area of interestDevelopment of new advanced ultrasonic measurement techniques and instrumentation for non-conventional applications, including:Investigation stage;Development of measurement techniques;Development of pilot version of instrumentation;Development of industrial version of instrumentation for in situ measurements.
3Developments includes Measurement techniques;Ultrasonic transducers;Electronic units for signal generation and reception;Scanners for transducer positioning;Software for control of measurement process, data acquisition and analysis .
4ExperienceOver 40 years in the field of ultrasonic measurements and non-destructive testing;Over 100 techniques and instruments developed for various industrial and scientific applications;Over 150 patents;Over 1000 publications in internationally recognised scientific journals;Publishing the scientific journal “Ultragarsas (Ultrasound)” since 1969;Master and post-graduate studies.
5Manpower 12 full time staff members (including 8 PhD); 5 part time staff members;5 persons posses Level III in ultrasonic testing according to EN473 Nordtest.
6Facilities Ultrasonic 8 channel NDT systems Sumiad (Spain); Ultrasonic imaging systems UltraLab and Izograf (Lithuania);Ultrasonic signal and image processing systems Masera (Spain) and Civa (France);Precise XY and XYZU scanning systems for immersion and air-coupled measurements;Software for simulation of ultrasonic fields and measurement processes.
7The main partners and contractors Endress+Hauser Flowtec AG (Switzerland);Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK/CEN (Belgium);De Montfort University (Leicester, Great Britain);University College London (Great Britain);Commissariat a l’energie atomique/ Service des techniques advancees (France, Saclay);Swedish International Project/ Nuclear safety (Sweden);Lithuanian Nuclear Safety Authority;The Ignalina State Nuclear Power Plant (Lithuania);European Non–destructive Examination Forum (European Comission, JRC Petten, Netherlands);FORCE Institute (Denmark, Copenhagen);VOLVO Automation (Sweden, Skovde);
8The newest projects EC FRAMEWORK 6 projects: “Condition monitoring of large oil and chemical storage tanks using ultrasonic guided wave tomography without the need to empty and clean the tanks (TANK INSPECT)”;“Development of comprehensive in-line quality control system for printed circuit board assemblies (MICROSCAN)”"Micro and Nanotechnologies going to EASTern Europe through NETworking (MINAEAST-NET)”;EC FRAMEWORK 5 project:“Development of new and novel inspection systems for composite aircraft non-destructive testing (NANOSCAN)”Development contract with Endress+Hauser Flowtec AG (Switzerland) on Research on Ultrasonic Flowmeter Issues.Co-operative project with Belgian Nuclear Research Center:“Development of visualization system for use on accelerator driven system MYRRHA”
9EC FRAMEWORK 5 project NANOSCAN Development of new and novel inspection systems for composite aircraft non-destructive testing
10Airbus A380 – the largest passenger aircraft Advanced aluminum alloysfor main wing structural boxCFRP upper deckfloor beamsFin box, ruder,elevators inmonolithic CFRPUpper fuselagepanels in GLARECFRP flaps, flap beams,spoilers and aileronsThermoplastic fixedwing leading edgeCFRP centrewing boxWelded stringers on lower fuselage panelsLength – 73m; Max. take-off weight – 540t; Fuel capacity – l;Height – 24.10m; Max. landing weight – 375t; Passengers – 555 850;Wing Span – 79.80m;Payload – 85t; Range – 16200km;
12Carbon fiber reinforced plastic(9mm) with delamination type defects The C-scan of the LP-001 panel with average of 16 signals,Focused transducers, trough-transmission 0°Level BLevel Cx, mmLevel Ay, mm
13Condition monitoring of EC FRAMEWORK 6 projectTANK INSPECTCondition monitoring oflarge oil and chemical storage tanks using ultrasonic guided wave tomography without the need to empty and clean the tanks
14FRAMEWORK 6 “TANK INSPECT “ project Investigation of the fuel tank
15FRAMEWORK 6 “TANK INSPECT “ project Investigation of the fuel tank ReceiversTransmitters
17Co-operative project with Belgian Nuclear Research Center Development of visualization system for use on accelerator driven system MYRRHA
18Ultrasonic Imaging System for MYRRHA MYRRHA nuclear reactorJoint project with the Belgium Nuclear Research Centre (SCK/CEN) in order to develop an ultrasonic system for imaging of interior of the nuclear reactor MYRRHA:The core of the nuclear reactor is cooled by means of liquid metal Pb/Bi alloy;The ultrasonic imaging will be based on the transducers submersed in the liquid lead – bismuth alloy in the reactor at temperature °C.ultras_present_tr2
19Thank you for your attention! Address: Studentų 50, LT Kaunas, LITHUANIAPhone: ,Fax: ,Home page:
20The main fields of activity: Ultrasonic industrial measurements;Ultrasonic non-destructive testing & evaluation (NDT&E);Simulation and signal processing in ultrasonic measurements;Investigation of material properties by ultrasonic techniques.
21Ultrasonic industrial measurements Measurements in nuclear reactors;Ultrasonic distance, position and level meters;Air coupled ultrasonics;Ultrasonic flow and heat energy meters;Ultrasonic gas thermometry.