About QUEST

About QUEST

  • Innovative Research in Ultrasonic Structural Health Monitoring
    • Diffuse waves for complex structures
    • Crack detection with spiral creeping waves
    • Imaging with guided waves
    • Comprehensive approach to environmental compensation
  • Unique Capabilities in a University Environment
    • Powerful combination of measurements, mechanics, modeling, sensor development, signal processing and electronics
    • Ability to “bridge the gap” between applied research and field implementation
  • Integration of Structural Health Monitoring with Nondestructive Evaluation
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment
    • Five axis scanning system (immersion, contact, airborne)
    • Arbitrary waveform excitation capability (e.g., impulse, tone burst, chirp, shaped, etc.)
    • Instrumentation supporting testing from 20 kHz to 200 MHz
    • High power instrumentation for nonlinear measurements
    • Full complement of transducers
  • Computing Capabilities
    • Multiple workstations with Matlab, C/C++, etc.
    • Custom ultrasonic analysis software focusing on differential methods for structural health monitoring
  • Fabrication Capabilities for Transducers and Electronics

Last revised on January 25, 2010.