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Special Issue "Sensors for Ultrasonic NDT in Harsh Environments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 November 2019).
Interests: ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation (NDE) with a focus on image enhancement via signal processing; phased arrays; precise measurement of defect size; ultrasonic transducer design; characterization of material interfaces
Ultrasonic nondestructive testing (NDT) has traditionally been conducted in relatively benign environments, with temperatures between 0°C and 100°C and negligible radiation fields. However, there is a growing demand for the use of ultrasonics in high radiation fields at nuclear power plants, or at high temperatures such as those encountered in online inspection or processing monitoring in the petrochemical, metal processing, and various manufacturing industries. Commercial ultrasonic transducers are generally unable to operate in such environments, due to the breakdown of individual components, loss of sensitivity or failure of the entire system integrity.
This Special Issue is focused on the design, manufacture, testing, and operational experience of ultrasonic transducers for NDT and process control in very harsh environments. Manuscripts are welcome that deal with the entire transducer, or that concentrate on the materials and design of a single transducer component.
Prof. Dr. Anthony N. Sinclair
Dr. Rob Malkin
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Nondestructive testing
- Ultrasonic transducers
- High temperature
- Radiation fields
- Nuclear power
- Process control
- Flaw detection