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A National Network Of Accelerators Dedicated To Material Irradiation (EMIR)
Hosting Legal Entity
Kaunas University of Technology
Coordinating Country
Type Of RI
Life Cycle Status
Operational since 2001Being upgraded since 2018
K.Barsausko 59, Ultrasound Institute of Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, PO: LT-51423 (Lithuania), Lithuania(54.903866, 23.957802)
RI Keywords
Ultrasonic,Non-destructive testing,Non-destructive evaluation,Signal processing,Modelling,Ultrasonic imaging,R&D activity,Material characterisation,Quality control,Extreme conditions,Ultrasonic transducers,Long range,Guided waves,Air-coupled,Immersion and contact,Aerospace materials,Multi-layered materials,Composites,Ultrasound in medicine,Eye and skin cancer, malignant melanoma,Early stage diagnostic,Ultrasonic tissue characterization,Analysis of blood coagulation.,Image processing,Monitoring,Diagnostics
RI Category
Nuclear Research Facilities;Energy Engineering Facilities (non nuclear);Bio-informatics Facilities;Telemedicine laboratories and E-Health technologies;Extreme Conditions Facilities;Aerospace and aerodynamics research facilities;Biomedical Imaging Facilities;Software Service Facilities;Analytical Facilities;Civil Engineering Research Infrastructures
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics;Engineering and Energy;Chemistry and Material Sciences;Biological and Medical Sciences;Information Science and Technology

Mission and Objective

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.


- Ultrasonic measurements and imaging in high temperature environments

- Ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT)

- Application of non-invasive ultrasonic technologies in process control and nuclear industry

- Diagnostics and condition monitoring systems and technologies for land, water, air and space transport

- Ultrasonic long range testing techniques using ultrasonic guided waves

NDT of pipelines, big scale structures, etc.

- Ultrasonic structure health monitoring techniques of renewable energy components and composite constructions

- Systems and technologies for diagnostics in medicine

- 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.

- Expertise in air-coupled NDT ultrasonic technologies

- Development of ultrasonic measurement, imaging and diagnostics methods

- Measurement and analysis of physical and mechanical properties of materials using ultrasonic methods


- Special equipment for manufacturing of ultrasonic transducers

- Laser vibrometer

“Polytec” OFV-5000

- Ultrasonic microscope


- X-ray microtomography system

RayScan 250E

- Ultrasonic measurement and NDT systems with large immersion tanks

- Multi-channel portable ultrasonic phased array system "Olympus"

(up to 128 ch.) TomoScan Focus LT

- Multi-channel ultrasonic phased array transducers

(up to 128 ch.)

- Multi-channel low frequency ultrasonic phased array system „Sitau“

- Stereo microscope width digital camera

„Olympus" MVX10

- Impedance analyzer

Wayne Kerr 6500 B

- Immersion NTR acoustic intensity measurement system

- Multi-channel ultrasonic phased array system „Dynaray"

- Ultrasonic measurement, data acquisition and imaging systems "Ultralab"

- Air-coupled transducers and measurement systems