A new synthetic training environment system based on an ICT-approach for manual ultrasonic testing

Yung Boon Chong, Abdeldjalil Bennecer, Fredrik Hagglund, Saarim Siddiqi, Vassilios Kappatos, Cem Selcuk, Tat-Hean Gan

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Abstract

Training to qualify as a manual ultrasonic inspector takes a long time and costs a considerable amount of money. We developed a virtual training environment using an innovative dead-reckoning optical sensor that yields translational position which offers additional information to operators and examiners alike. The training environment contains a library of test scenarios, shows surface coverage, measures the time of inspection, indicates detected defects and provides a performance score. Our test-bed trial results using a pool of Ultrasonic Test (UT) qualified and unqualified participants on two virtual training blocks that contain 2 flaws each reveal 100% detection and an accuracy of 5mm in locating defects in more than 50% of the measured defect locations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-22
Number of pages12
JournalMeasurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation
Volume71
Early online date27 Apr 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015

Bibliographical note

The submitted version is also the author accepted version

Keywords

  • Ultrasonic
  • Probability of detection
  • Synthetic training
  • Information and communication technology
  • Optical sensor and tracking system

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