- Prof. Dario Vangi
- Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
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- Dr. Michelangelo Santo Gulino
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
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Special Issue Introduction
In the industrial field (mechanical, aeronautical, naval, etc.), there are many applications that require non-destructive testing to assess the state of structural integrity. Depending on the applications and specific fields, many non-destructive testing techniques have been developed. The multiplicity of these techniques means that there is currently no one technique that is good for all cases, and each has advantages and disadvantages and limitations in its applicability. Among these, ultrasound techniques are of considerable importance due to their versatility and are widely used in various industries. In this sector, there is a lot of research underway to develop specific techniques for particular applications or to improve and make defect detection and characterization more efficient and reliable. Of particular interest are the ultrasonic non-contact techniques, which allow inspection and characterization of defects without the need for physical contact with the object. These techniques are particularly suitable for inspections in hostile environments or on moving parts. This Special Issue aims to publish the most recent and innovative research results on these non-contact ultrasonic techniques that, although not fully developed, have the potential for use in industrial applications. Contributions are welcome in the field of ultrasonic control based on.
Ultrasonic lasers, EMAT sensors, air-coupled probes, mixed systems, etc., illustrating applications, techniques and procedures capable of detecting and characterizing defects in structures. The applications can be for both metallic and composite components.
Submission Deadline15 May 2023