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

NDT of pipelines, big scale structures, etc.

Ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT)
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
Development of ultrasonic measurement, imaging and diagnostics methods
Diagnostics and condition monitoring systems and technologies for land, water, air and space transport
Ultrasonic measurements and imaging in high temperature environments
X-ray computed tomography for material characterization
Measurement and analysis of physical and mechanical properties of materials using ultrasonic methods
Systems and technologies for diagnostics in medicine
Impedance analyzer

Wayne Kerr 6500 B

Multi-channel ultrasonic phased array transducers

(up to 128 ch.)

Special equipment for manufacturing of ultrasonic transducers
Laser vibrometer

“Polytec” OFV-5000

Immersion NTR acoustic intensity measurement system
Ultrasonic measurement, data acquisition and imaging systems "Ultralab "
Ultrasonic measurement and NDT systems with large immersion tanks
Multi-channel portable ultrasonic phased array system "Olympus "

(up to 128 ch.) TomoScan Focus LT

Stereo microscope width digital camera

„Olympus" MVX10

Ultrasonic microscope


Multi-channel low frequency ultrasonic phased array system „Sitau“
Air-coupled transducers and measurement systems
Multi-channel ultrasonic phased array system „Dynaray "
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
University R&D Open Access Center
European Federation for Non-Destructive Testing
The World Organisation for NDT
International doctoral studies with TWI
Date of last update: 09/04/2019
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