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Ultrasonic Pulse-Echo Method for Failed Rod Detection Based on Neural Network

W.C.A.Pereira, Z.D.Thomé, J.M.Seixas, M.C.Bossan, *
COPPE/UFRJ - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
P.O. Box 68510, Rio de Janeiro 21945-970, Brazil
Email : wagner@peb.ufrj.br
W. Soares Filho
IPqM- Brazilian Navy Research Institute
R. Ipiru,2 - Rio de Janeiro 21931-090- Brazil

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Abstract

Introduction

Methodology

Signal Processing

Results

Conclusion

References

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