In a historical perspective, non-destructive testing (NDT) applied for
testing and evaluation of materials in the industry has been a
craftmanship of the operating personnel. The quality of their
performance has been based on previous experiences and individual skill.
Increased capability demands on existing techniques and developments of
new ones, together with new regulations of qualification/certification
of used techniques within the nuclear industry, have recently called for
a more theoretical treatment of the subject.
Since all the NDT methods are based upon different fundamental
physical principles, in Sweden pertinent and established research, have
been scattered and are based on a number of faculties and universities.
This specialization and diversification impedes the development of
redundant techniques that have capability in e.g. quality control.
Recently, mathematical modelling of NDT has received attention as a cost
efficient and powerful tool in a number of areas of application. It has
shown to be an efficient tool, both in terms of optimization and
economy. The scientific group consists of a number of senior scientists
from different scientific areas with experiences of NDT in industrial
applications (nuclear industry, cast industry, aerospace industry
and vehicle design). The research and development is as a consequence
focused on theoretical knowledge-based techniques and methods for a
number of NDT-methods (UT, RT and ET).
Gert Persson, Associate Professor
Peter Hammersberg, Lecturer
Kenneth Hamberg, Associate Professor (Em)
Anders Rosell, post doc, MSU (GKN 2018)
Maria Semanova, PhD Student
Xiangyu Lei Phd Student,