Applications of NDT Data Fusion

  • Xavier E. Gros

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Xavier E. Gros
    Pages 13-24
  3. Xavier E. Gros
    Pages 25-57
  4. Pan Fu, Anthony Hope
    Pages 59-89
  5. James Reed, Seth Hutchinson
    Pages 105-127
  6. James M. Nelson, Richard H. Bossi
    Pages 129-158
  7. Yue Min Zhu, Valérie Kaftandjian, Daniel Babot
    Pages 159-191
  8. Uwe Fiedler
    Pages 193-204
  9. David S. Forsyth, Jerzy P. Komorowski
    Pages 205-225
  10. Pierre Jannin, Christophe Grova, Bernard Gibaud
    Pages 227-267
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 269-277

About this book


Non-destructive testing (NDT) systems can generate incomplete, incorrect or conflicting information about a flaw or a defect. Therefore, the use of more than one NDT system is usually required for accurate defect detection and/or quantification. In addition to a reduction in inspection time, important cost savings could be achieved if a data fusion process is developed to combine signals from multisensor systems for manual and remotely operated inspections. This gathering of data from multiple sources and an efficient processing of information help in decision making, reduce signal uncertainty and increase the overall performance of a non-destructive examination. This book gathers, for the first time, essays from leading NDT experts involved in data fusion. It explores the concept of data fusion by providing a comprehensive review and analysis of the applications of NDT data fusion. This publication concentrates on NDT data fusion for industrial applications and highlights progress and applications in the field of data fusion in areas ranging from materials testing in the aerospace industry to medical applications. Each chapter contains a specific case study with a theoretical part but also presents experimental results from a practical point of view. The book should be considered more as a pragmatic introduction to the applications of NDT data fusion rather than a rigorous basis for theoretical studies.

Editors and affiliations

  • Xavier E. Gros
    • 1
  1. 1.Independent NDT CentreBrugesFrance

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