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Ultrasonics and NDT (non-destructive testing)

Organisational unit: Research Grouping

Organisation profile

The Ultrasonics and NDT (non-destructive testing) group aim to undertake internationally leading research into ultrasonics with a particular focus on non-destructive testing (NDT) applications.

Non-Destructive Evaluation concerns the inspection, characterisation and quantification of the ‘health’ of engineering structures. The team at Bristol focus on a range of sonic and ultrasonic techniques. Research encompasses the development of new models of wave interactions, the use of arrays to image the interior of components and, in close collaboration with industry, practical application and technology transfer.

A study of the fundamental science and practical applications of ultrasound.

Current activity is in four areas :

  • array imaging
  • nonlinear ultrasound
  • structural health monitoring with guided waves and
  • ultrasonic particle manipulation.

The aim of the group is to focus on underpinning engineering science and undertake targeted projects to progress various technologies further up the technology readiness scale.

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United Kingdom
  • Phone: +44 (0)117 3315914