Listening for disasters A talk by Rachel Edwards (University of Warwick)
Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) is an essential part of everyday life, despite being outside of the awareness of the general public. NDE is used to ensure the safety of infrastructure such as pipework carrying oil and gas, the UK’s rail network, and components in jet engines and aeroplanes. There are various different techniques for performing NDE. Ultrasound imaging is well established but there are still many challenges, and new developments are needed to improve the speed and reliability of testing and to deal with newer, more complex inspection requirements. This talk will describe new methods of NDE using Rayleigh waves which are being developed at Warwick. The techniques used are all non-contact, allowing much more measurement flexibility, including improved access and high speed inspection. The methods are being developed through a combination of experiments and finite element method models.
No charge is made to attend meeting; non-IMA members are welcome.
The talk is coordinated by East Midlands Branch Secretary, Dr Stephen Hibberd, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham.