This paper presents the results of a novel approach to ultrasonic testing of masonry structures. This approach is based on the integrated analysis, in both time and frequency domains, of several features associated with ultrasonic waves propagating through the material The proposed method has been tested on a full scale stone masonry wall with a known cavity inside. By the Direct Transmission Technique, the received ultrasonic signals have been acquired in a grid of nodes, and several signal features have been extracted. Firstly, each single feature effectiveness in detecting wall’s defects has been analyzed. The selected features allow detecting the presence of the cavity within the wall. In order to have a more precise definition of the contours of the cavity, a Self-Organising Map has been built taking into account the high-dimensional features space.
|Titolo:||Ultrasonic testing of masonry structures by features extraction and Self-Organising Maps|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Tipologia:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|