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Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing, Measurement and Diagnostics Center (ULTRATEST)
Hosting Legal Entity
Kaunas University of Technology
K.Barsausko 59, Ultrasound Institute of Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, PO: LT-51423 (Lithuania)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
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
R&D activity, Non-destructive testing, Ultrasonic, Ultrasonic imaging, Analysis of blood coagulation., Image processing, Guided waves, Diagnostics, Multi-layered materials, Non-destructive evaluation, Modelling, Eye and skin cancer, malignant melanoma, Quality control, Air-coupled, Material characterisation, Extreme conditions, Long range, Immersion and contact, Ultrasound in medicine, Composites, Monitoring, Early stage diagnostic, Ultrasonic transducers, Signal processing, Ultrasonic tissue characterization, Aerospace materials
RI Category
Analytical Facilities
Extreme Conditions Facilities
Telemedicine laboratories and E-Health technologies
Software Service Facilities
Biomedical Imaging Facilities
Energy Engineering Facilities (non nuclear)
Bio-informatics Facilities
Aerospace and aerodynamics research facilities
Nuclear Research Facilities
Civil Engineering Research Infrastructures
Scientific Domain
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Biological and Medical Sciences
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Engineering and Energy
Information Science and Technology
ESFRI Domain
Health and Food
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Expertise in air-coupled NDT ultrasonic technologies
Diagnostics and condition monitoring systems and technologies for land, water, air and space transport
Measurement and analysis of physical and mechanical properties of materials using ultrasonic methods
Development of ultrasonic measurement, imaging and diagnostics methods
X-ray computed tomography for material characterization
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 non-destructive testing (NDT)
Ultrasonic long range testing techniques using ultrasonic guided waves

NDT of pipelines, big scale structures, etc.

Systems and technologies for diagnostics in medicine
Application of non-invasive ultrasonic technologies in process control and nuclear industry
Ultrasonic measurements and imaging in high temperature environments
Multi-channel ultrasonic phased array system „Dynaray "
Multi-channel portable ultrasonic phased array system "Olympus "

(up to 128 ch.) TomoScan Focus LT

Laser vibrometer

“Polytec” OFV-5000

Multi-channel low frequency ultrasonic phased array system „Sitau“
Air-coupled transducers and measurement systems
Impedance analyzer

Wayne Kerr 6500 B

Ultrasonic measurement and NDT systems with large immersion tanks
Special equipment for manufacturing of ultrasonic transducers
Immersion NTR acoustic intensity measurement system
Ultrasonic microscope


Ultrasonic measurement, data acquisition and imaging systems "Ultralab "
Stereo microscope width digital camera

„Olympus" MVX10

Multi-channel ultrasonic phased array transducers

(up to 128 ch.)

X-ray microtomography system

RayScan 250E

Access Type
Access Mode
Market Driven
User Demographics
National Users - 30.0% in 2015
Extra-European Users - 35.0% in 2015
European Users - 35.0% in 2015
European Federation for Non-Destructive Testing
University R&D Open Access Center
The World Organisation for NDT
International doctoral studies with TWI
Date of last update: 09/04/2019
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