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1 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology

2 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Area of interest Development 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.

3 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Developments 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.

4 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Experience Over 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.

5 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Manpower 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.

6 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Facilities 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.

7 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology The 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 lenergie 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);

8 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology The 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

9 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology EC FRAMEWORK 5 project NANOSCAN Development of new and novel inspection systems for composite aircraft non-destructive testing

10 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Airbus A380 – the largest passenger aircraft Length –73m;Max. take-off weight – 540t;Fuel capacity – l; Height – 24.10m;Max. landing weight – 375t;Passengers – ; Wing Span – 79.80m;Payload – 85t;Range – 16200km; Upper fuselage panels in GLARE Advanced aluminum alloys for main wing structural box CFRP upper deck floor beams Fin box, ruder, elevators in monolithic CFRP CFRP flaps, flap beams, spoilers and ailerons CFRP centre wing box Thermoplastic fixed wing leading edge Welded stringers on lower fuselage panels

11 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology One-side access testing technique with Lamb wave UW – ultrasonic wave, LW – Lamb wave, T - incident angle, R - reception angle Transmitter Test object Receiver UW θTθT θRθR Input Output Scanning direction C B A LW

12 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Carbon 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 B Level C x, mm Level A y, mm

13 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology EC FRAMEWORK 6 project TANK INSPECT Condition monitoring of large oil and chemical storage tanks using ultrasonic guided wave tomography without the need to empty and clean the tanks

14 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology FRAMEWORK 6 TANK INSPECT project Investigation of the fuel tank

15 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology FRAMEWORK 6 TANK INSPECT project Investigation of the fuel tank Transmitters Receivers

16 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Tomographic reconstruction Ø10mm, 4dB

17 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Co-operative project with Belgian Nuclear Research Center Development of visualization system for use on accelerator driven system MYRRHA

18 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Ultrasonic Imaging System for MYRRHA Joint 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. MYRRHA nuclear reactor

19 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Address:Studentų 50, LT Kaunas, LITHUANIA Phone: , Fax: , Home page: Thank you for your attention!

20 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology The 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.

21 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Ultrasonic industrial measurements Measurements in nuclear reactors; Ultrasonic distance, position and level meters; Air coupled ultrasonics; Ultrasonic flow and heat energy meters; Ultrasonic gas thermometry.

22 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Industrial applications

23 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Ultrasonic non-destructive testing & evaluation (NDT&E) Ultrasonic transducers; Ultrasonic imaging for NDT purposes; Ultrasonic NDT&E of composite materials; Ultrasonic NDT&E of journal and sleeve bearings.

24 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Transducers Multi-element Air-coupled Composite For applications in biology High temperature (up to 460°C) Wide angle for SAFT and reflection tomography techniques

25 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Simulation and signal processing in ultrasonic measurements Computer simulation of ultrasonic measurement systems; Ultrasonic signal processing; Ultrasonic data processing; Ultrasonic image processing;

26 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Data analysis and signal processing Non-linear deconvolution Reflection tomography Correlation analysis

27 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Simulation From up to ultrasonic field simulation simulation of the complete measurement process

28 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Software

29 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Investigation of material properties characterization of multi-layered composite materials; physical acoustics and ultrasonic interferometry; applications in biology and medicine.

30 Ultrasound Institute Kaunas University of Technology Address:Studentų 50, LT Kaunas, LITHUANIA Phone: , Fax: , Home page: Thank you for your attention!


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