Location of material flaws using Split Spectrum Processing and wavelet transform

Type : Article de conférence
Auteur(s) :  Redouane DRAI, Abdessalem BENAMMAR, Yacine MAHIEDDINE, Abderrezak GUESSOUM
Année :  2007
Domaine : Electronique
Conférence: International Congress on Ultrasonics (ICU'2007)
Lieu de la conférence:  Vienna, Austria
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Mots clés :  Denoising, Discrete wavelet transform, Signal processing, Ultrasonic

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The Non Destructive Testing by ultrasounds is based on the detection and theinterpretation of ultrasonic wave reflected by material flaws. Various signal processing techniques were introduced. They are based on frequential analysis in order to increase the defects detection and to improve theirs localization. It is quite allowed today that the signalrepresentations, jointly in time and frequency, are of interest. They give a natural description of the nonstationary signals whose frequency varies in time or comes from transient states. In this work, we develop echoes detection technique drowned in material structural noise which can induce in error, the controller experts in the results interpretation. So, we show that theapplication of algorithms based on Split Spectrum Processing (SSP) and the Discrete Wavelet transform (DWT), can increase detection possibilities. A comparative study is carried out between SSP with Q constant and DWT in particular Symlets wavelets, Daubechies wavelets and Coiflets wavelets with several orders associated to some thresholding algorithms. Allthese methods are developed and applied to ultrasonic signals with additional modelled structure noise. The simulation results are validated by experimental results obtained on steel material.