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Reference Number EP/I018948/1
Title Modelling of Ultrasonic Response from Rough Defects
Status Completed
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fission, Other nuclear fission) 10%;
Not Energy Related 70%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 20%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor M J S Lowe
No email address given
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Imperial College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 January 2011
End Date 31 December 2013
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £292,750
Industrial Sectors Aerospace; Defence and Marine; Energy
Region London
Programme NC : Engineering
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor M J S Lowe , Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Professor R Craster , Mathematics, Imperial College London (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rolls Royce Naval Marine (0.000%)
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Abstract This proposal seeks funding for a three year research programme into the back-scattering of ultrasound from rough surfaces, with specific application to the Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of rough cracks. This addresses an important industrial goal: to be able to predict with confidence the reflection of ultrasound from a rough defect, at any chosen angle and frequency, which could then be used to make the case for a desired plan for inspection. The research will extend knowledge in two complementary areas: the creation of an "envelope" approach to predict the minimum back-scatter to be expected with confidence from a statistical description of the roughness, and the development of Finite Element modelling procedures to guarantee accurate, but efficient, modelling of the scattering from detailed representations of specific rough defects. The work will be undertaken jointly by a mathematical and an engineering team, both at Imperial College.The proposal is being submitted within the UK Research Centre in NDE (RCNDE) to the targeted research programme, the funding for which is earmarked by EPSRC for industrially driven research
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