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Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing, Measurement and Diagnostics Center (ULTRATEST)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Kaunas University of Technology
Location
K.Barsausko 59, Ultrasound Institute of Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, PO: LT-51423 (Lithuania)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
Lithuania
Status
Status
Current Status:
Being upgraded since 2018
Scientific Description
Ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT) is one of the main technical means for monitoring of the human environment with its various potentially risky technological systems and engineering constructions. NDT guarantees a safer exploitation of such objects as well and safer life for humans.The intended activity of the infrastructure focuses on the development and application of ultrasonic NDT, diagnostic and measurement techniques. Different materials are investigated at the Ultrasound Institute (UI) of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in order to extract information about the physical-mechanical characteristics of the tested objects and their changes. The results make it possible to develop: 1) innovative new ultrasonic NDT measurement methods and systems for testing of composite materials, 2) ultrasonic NDT and monitoring methods of large metallic constructions having non-standard dimensions, based on the application of ultrasonic guided waves (Long-Range Ultrasonics), and 3) special ultrasonic transducers for measurements in extreme conditions like high temperatures, pressures, high levels of radiation, applications in medicine etc.

RI Keywords
Image processing, Ultrasonic transducers, Ultrasound in medicine, R&D activity, Ultrasonic tissue characterization, Aerospace materials, Long range, Modelling, Extreme conditions, Diagnostics, Signal processing, Ultrasonic imaging, Air-coupled, Non-destructive evaluation, Eye and skin cancer, malignant melanoma, Early stage diagnostic, Multi-layered materials, Immersion and contact, Material characterisation, Guided waves, Composites, Ultrasonic, Analysis of blood coagulation., Monitoring, Quality control, Non-destructive testing
Classifications
RI Category
Civil Engineering Research Infrastructures
Extreme Conditions Facilities
Nuclear Research Facilities
Software Service Facilities
Telemedicine laboratories and E-Health technologies
Aerospace and aerodynamics research facilities
Energy Engineering Facilities (non nuclear)
Bio-informatics Facilities
Analytical Facilities
Biomedical Imaging Facilities
Scientific Domain
Information Science and Technology
Engineering and Energy
Biological and Medical Sciences
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Chemistry and Material Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Energy
Health and Food
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Services
Development of ultrasonic measurement, imaging and diagnostics methods
X-ray computed tomography for material characterization
Ultrasonic long range testing techniques using ultrasonic guided waves

NDT of pipelines, big scale structures, etc.

Measurement and analysis of physical and mechanical properties of materials using ultrasonic methods
Ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT)
Application of non-invasive ultrasonic technologies in process control and nuclear industry
Expertise in air-coupled NDT ultrasonic technologies
Diagnostics and condition monitoring systems and technologies for land, water, air and space transport
Development of new advanced ultrasonic measurement and non-destructive techniques.

Feasibility studies (fundamentals, modelling, experiments, signal and data processing); development of measurement techniques including a software; development of pilot version of instrumentation/technique including transducers; development of industrial version of instrumentation for in situ measurements.

Ultrasonic structure health monitoring techniques of renewable energy components and composite constructions
Ultrasonic measurements and imaging in high temperature environments
Systems and technologies for diagnostics in medicine
Equipment
Multi-channel ultrasonic phased array transducers

(up to 128 ch.)

Multi-channel low frequency ultrasonic phased array system „Sitau“
Impedance analyzer

Wayne Kerr 6500 B

Ultrasonic measurement and NDT systems with large immersion tanks
Multi-channel ultrasonic phased array system „Dynaray "
Immersion NTR acoustic intensity measurement system
Laser vibrometer

“Polytec” OFV-5000

Air-coupled transducers and measurement systems
Multi-channel portable ultrasonic phased array system "Olympus "

(up to 128 ch.) TomoScan Focus LT

Stereo microscope width digital camera

„Olympus" MVX10

Ultrasonic microscope

KSI V8

X-ray microtomography system

RayScan 250E

Special equipment for manufacturing of ultrasonic transducers
Ultrasonic measurement, data acquisition and imaging systems "Ultralab "
Access
Access Type
Physical
Access Mode
Market Driven
Users
User Demographics
National Users - 30.0% in 2015
Extra-European Users - 35.0% in 2015
European Users - 35.0% in 2015
Collaborations
Networks
International doctoral studies with TWI
University R&D Open Access Center
The World Organisation for NDT
European Federation for Non-Destructive Testing
Date of last update: 09/04/2019
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