- 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.
NDT of pipelines, big scale structures, etc.
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.
(up to 128 ch.) TomoScan Focus LT
(up to 128 ch.)
Wayne Kerr 6500 B