Development of an Ultrasonic Technique, Sensors and Systems for the Volumetric Examination of Aluminothermic Rail Welds / RAILECT

Project code: SME-1-2007-222425
ES programme: Framework Programe 7 (FP7)

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The objective of the project

To develop and produce a novel ‘clamp-on’ ultrasonic testing device for the volumetric examination of aluminothermic wail welds. The system will ultrasonically inspect the weld and classify it.

Ultrasound institute

Performed ultrasonic modeling in order to determine the ultrasonic beam interaction with defects and to find the optimal configuration of the ultrasonic clamp-on device, consisting of several arrays for testing different types of defects in different zones of rail weld.

Project partners

TWI (UK), Vermon (France), Spree (UK), KCC (UK), Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania), Optel (Poland), Jarvis (UK).

2008 - 2010