Within the framework of aging materials inspection, one of the most important aspects regarding defects detection in metal welded strips. In this context, it is important to plan a method able to distinguish the presence or absence of defects within welds as well as a robust procedure able to characterize the defect itself. In this paper, an innovative solution that exploits a rotating magnetic field is presented. This approach has been carried out by a finite element model. Within this framework, it is necessary to consider techniques able to offer advantages in terms of sensibility of analysis, strong reliability, speed of carrying out, low costs: its implementation can be a useful support for inspectors. To this aim, it is necessary to solve inverse problems which are mostly ill-posed; in this case, the main problems consist on both the accurate formulation of the direct problem and the correct regularization of the inverse electromagnetic problem. We propose a heuristic inversion, regularizing the problem by the use of an Elman network. Experimental results are obtained using a database created through numerical modeling, confirming the effectiveness of the proposed methodology.

Elman neural networks for characterizing voids in welded strips: A study

MORABITO, Francesco Carlo
2012

Abstract

Within the framework of aging materials inspection, one of the most important aspects regarding defects detection in metal welded strips. In this context, it is important to plan a method able to distinguish the presence or absence of defects within welds as well as a robust procedure able to characterize the defect itself. In this paper, an innovative solution that exploits a rotating magnetic field is presented. This approach has been carried out by a finite element model. Within this framework, it is necessary to consider techniques able to offer advantages in terms of sensibility of analysis, strong reliability, speed of carrying out, low costs: its implementation can be a useful support for inspectors. To this aim, it is necessary to solve inverse problems which are mostly ill-posed; in this case, the main problems consist on both the accurate formulation of the direct problem and the correct regularization of the inverse electromagnetic problem. We propose a heuristic inversion, regularizing the problem by the use of an Elman network. Experimental results are obtained using a database created through numerical modeling, confirming the effectiveness of the proposed methodology.
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