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NDT.net Issue - 2019-10 - Articles
NDT.net Issue: 2019-10
Publication: NDT in Canada 2019, June 18-20, Edmonton (Alberta) (NDT Canada 2019)

Artificial Intelligence Approaches as Tools for Auditing and Improving Data Analysis of Advanced Ultrasound Techniques in Non-Destructive Testing

Neil Harrap3
TWI Ltd (The Welding Institute)191, Great Abington, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Abstract: Advanced Non Destructive Testing (NDT) techniques rely on consistent acquisition of data and its reliable analysis. As technology advances, new challenges emerge. For instance, the amount of data produced is exceeding the qualified personnel available for data analysis; moreover, the files produced can be easily handle unethically. Our project proposes the implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to develop algorithms to better harness the data available, in order to enhance the quality of data analysis and better monitor ethical practices. For any NDT technique, the consistency of the results and the reliability of the findings depends heavily on the personnel performing the inspections and evaluating the results. As more advanced NDT techniques are available in the areas of ultrasound, digital data becomes available opening the door for intelligent tools for analysing and handling ultrasound data. This project proposes an innovative analysis software based on Computational Intelligence (CI) techniques. The implementation of this software reduces the time needed for a single analysis and, more importantly, increases the consistency of results; it can be used as an audit tool to ensure data files have not been mishandled.

Keywords: PAUT (24), ultrasonic (101), Data analysis (7), artificial intelligence (4),
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