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Valorization of nondestructive testing and related materials characterization

The IOF mandate supports valorisation activities in non-destructive testing and structural health monitoring, technologies applied range from ultrasonics to optics. A focal point here is the exploitation of so-called percolation sensors. Technologies already implemented mainly target the detection of wetness in engineering structure in aeronautics and chemical industry to prevent "corrosion under isolation (CUI)". Further successful applications regard e.g. damage detection at surfaces or the detection of ice in the tanks by acoustics. The society benefits from this research because safe and affordable operation of infrastructures and industrial systems contributes to welfare and improved environmental standards. However, all research and valorisation activities can only be performed if an appropriate public funding climate is available. Therefore, corresponding activities were also initiated to support the diverse policy areas in Flanders and on European level.


Date:1 Sep 2013  →  Today
Keywords:Structural health monitoring, Sensors, Linear and non-linear ultrasound, Optical techniques, Nondestructive testing
Disciplines:Destructive and non-destructive testing of materials, Non-destructive testing, safety and diagnosis, Acoustics and acoustical devices, waves, Infrastructure engineering and asset management, Sustainable building, Aerospace engineering not elsewehere classified, Sensors, biosensors and smart sensors not elsewhere classified, Manufacturing engineering not elsewhere classified, Other materials engineering not elswhere classified