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Reference Number EP/I019286/1
Title Material Lifeing Using Nonlinear Ultrasound
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 PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr AJ Croxford
No email address given
Mechanical Engineering
University of Bristol
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 September 2011
End Date 28 February 2013
Duration 18 months
Total Grant Value £95,112
Industrial Sectors Energy; Aerospace; Defence and Marine
Region South West
Programme NC : Engineering
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr AJ Croxford , Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , E.ON E&P UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rolls-Royce PLC (0.000%)
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Abstract This project is concerned with the development of ultrasonic techniques for the detection of fatigue and creep damage in materials. This development will allow the detection of damage at earlier stages in power plants and aero engines, resulting in the ability to operate these systems safely for much greater periods. The noncollinear interaction of ultrasound with material nonlinearity will be developed and employed due to its great potential for practical applications. The development and comparison of nonlinear inspection techniques, through modelling and experiment, will provide academic and industrial users with a clear, unambiguous description of the relative performance levels and usefulness of nonlinear ultrasonic inspection techniques, helping future users make the best decisions as to which approach to apply. Finally the testing of this approach on real world samples will confirm its practical applicability. The result will be an understanding of how nonlinear ultrasonic techniques can be used to detect previously undetectable damage in specimens and predict the remaining life in components
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