by Raphael Falque1, Teresa Vidal-Calleja1, Jaime Valls Miro1, Daniel C. Lingnau2 and David E. Russell2
1University of Technology Sydney, Australia
2Russell NDE Systems Inc, Alberta, Canada
Raphael.H.Guenot-Falque@student.uts.edu.au, Teresa.VidalCalleja@uts.edu.au, Jaime.VallsMiro@uts.edu.au, firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com
Proceedings of Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation
Date of Conference:
2-4 Dec 2014
Conference Location :
Remote-eld Eddy-current, Non-Destructive Testing, Image Segmentation, Finite Element Analysis.
Pipe condition assessment is critical to avoid breakages. Remote Field Eddy Current (RFEC) is a commonly used technology to assess the condition of pipes. The nature of this technology induces some particular noise into its measurements. In this paper, we develop a 3D simulation based on the Finite Element Analysis to study the properties of this noise. Moreover, we propose a ltering process based on a modied version of graph-cuts segmentation method to remove the in uence of this noise. Simulated data together with an exper imental data-set obtained from a real RFEC inspection show the validity of the proposed approach.