Imperial College London

ProfessorMichaelLowe

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7000m.lowe Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Ms Nina Hancock +44 (0)20 7594 7068

 
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Location

 

577DCity and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

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Fan Z, Castaings M, Lowe MJS, Fromme P, Biateau Cet al., 2012, STIFFENER BOND LINE MONITORING USING ULTRASONIC SHEAR GUIDED WAVES, 38th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE), Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS, Pages: 1307-1314, ISSN: 0094-243X

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Rajagopal P, Skelton EA, Choi W, Lowe MJS, Craster RVet al., 2012, A generic hybrid model for bulk elastodynamics, with application to ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Vol: 59, Pages: 1239-TBC

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Jones RE, Simonetti F, Lowe MJS, 2012, Use of microwaves for the detection of water as a cause of corrosion under insulation, Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol: 31, Pages: 65-76

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Rajagopal P, Drozdz M, Skelton E, Lowe MJS, Craster RVet al., 2012, On the use of absorbing layers to simulate the propagation of elastic waves in unbounded isotropic media using commercially available Finite Element packages, NDT and E International, Vol: TBC

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Xi X, Cegla FB, Lowe M, Thiemann A, Nowak T, Mettin R, Holsteyns F, Lippert Aet al., 2011, Study on the bubble transport mechanism in an acoustic standing wave field, ULTRASONICS, Vol: 51, Pages: 1014-1025, ISSN: 0041-624X

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Duxbury D, Russell J, Lowe M, 2011, Designing a calibrated full matrix capture based inspection, Pages: 851-858, ISSN: 0094-243X

Full Matrix Capture (FMC) technology is becoming increasingly attractive to industry. The development of FMC based inspection techniques is an active area of research, offering benefits in terms of defect detection and sizing and increased flexibility. However, before this technology can be fully transferred into industry there must be a method of reliably and robustly selecting the most appropriate inspection technique. A suitable calibration procedure must also be developed. A Huygens based array beam model has been developed and validated against the commercial software CIVA in a number of test cases. The model has been used as a tool to quickly allow visualisation of beams currently not supported by CIVA, or other available packages. A method of calibration is also presented that allows DAC curves to be extracted from a single scan of a calibration block for any beam type. The calibration algorithm is also used to set inspection sensitivity. This paper demonstrates through the use of a case study how a fully calibrated FMC based inspection can be designed, using the array beam model, to detect and accurately size a defect using multiple beam types. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.

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Lowe M, Saffari N, Lhemery A, Deschamps M, Leger A, Abrahams Det al., 2011, Journal of Physics: Conference Series: Preface, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol: 269, ISSN: 1742-6588

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Duxbury D, Lowe M, Russell J, 2011, Effects of variation in phased array element performance

When phased array probes are used for ultrasonic inspection it is necessary to ensure that consistent performance is achieved. If Full Matrix Capture (FMC) is used to record inspection data the most appropriate way of doing this is to assess transducer performance on an element by element basis rather than assess a specific beam.The rationale for this approach is that any beam can be synthetically produced from FMC data, so it is not logical to couple probe calibration with a particular beam. This paper presents a model based study that aims to place specifications on element performance. The effect of element sensitivity, phase, and non-functioning elements has been investigated using an array beam model, based on Huygen's principle, to carry out Monte Carlo simulations. This has revealed that the dominant result of variations in element performance is the introduction of beam artefacts, such as the creation of side lobes. Results will be presented from simulations of a number of beam types at several centre frequencies that show that focused beams are more resistant to artefacts than plane beams, and the effect of element phase is dependant on probe bandwidth. General guidelines for acceptable variations between elements will also be presented. © (2011) by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing. All rights reserved.

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Fan Z, Lowe MJS, 2011, SCATTERING OF WELD GUIDED MODES FROM DEFECTS LOCATED AROUND THE WELD, 37th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE), Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS, Pages: 153-160, ISSN: 0094-243X

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Jones RE, Simonetti F, Lowe MJS, Bradley IPet al., 2011, USE OF MICROWAVES FOR THE DETECTION OF CORROSION UNDER INSULATION: A SENSITIVITY STUDY, 37th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE), Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS, Pages: 1714-1721, ISSN: 0094-243X

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Rajagopal P, Skelton E, Lowe M, Craster R, Russell Jet al., 2011, GENERIC TIME-DOMAIN HYBRID MODELS FOR ULTRASONIC NDE, 37th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE), Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS, Pages: 67-74, ISSN: 0094-243X

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Connolly GD, Lowe MJS, Temple JAG, Rokhlin SIet al., 2010, Correction of ultrasonic array images to improve reflector sizing and location in inhomogeneous materials using a ray-tracing model, JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Vol: 127, Pages: 2802-2812, ISSN: 0001-4966

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Ratassepp M, Fletcher S, Lowe MJS, 2010, Scattering of the fundamental torsional mode at an axial crack in a pipe, JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Vol: 127, Pages: 730-740, ISSN: 0001-4966

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Huthwaite P, Simonetti F, Lowe MJS, 2010, ON THE CONVERGENCE OF FINITE ELEMENT SCATTERING SIMULATIONS, 36th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS, Pages: 65-72, ISSN: 0094-243X

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Jones RE, Simonetti F, Lowe MJS, Bradley IPet al., 2010, USE OF MICROWAVES FOR THE DETECTION OF CORROSION UNDER INSULATION, 10th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (ECNDT 2010), Publisher: INT COMMITTEE NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING, Pages: 1346-1353

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Rajagopal P, Skelton E, Lowe M, Craster Ret al., 2010, FINITE ELEMENT BASED HYBRID MODELS FOR ULTRASONIC NDE USING COMMERCIAL PACKAGES, 36th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS, Pages: 662-+, ISSN: 0094-243X

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Fletcher S, Lowe M, Ratassepp M, Brett Cet al., 2010, DETECTION OF AXIAL CRACKS USING FOCUSED GUIDED WAVES, 36th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS, Pages: 223-+, ISSN: 0094-243X

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Duxbury D, Russell J, Lowe M, 2010, Designing a Calibrated Full Matrix Capture Based Inspection

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Jones RE, Simonetti F, Lowe MJS, Bradley IPet al., 2010, Use of microwaves for the detection of corrosion under insulation: A sensitivity study

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Ma J, Cawley P, Lowe M, 2010, PULSE-ECHO REFLECTION OF THE SH0 GUIDED WAVE MODE FROM A PART-THICKNESS ELLIPTICAL DEFECT IN A PLATE, 36th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS, Pages: 176-183, ISSN: 0094-243X

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Jones RE, Simonetti F, Lowe MJS, Bradley IPet al., 2010, USE OF MICROWAVES FOR THE DETECTION OF CORROSION UNDER INSULATION, 36th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS, Pages: 1373-+, ISSN: 0094-243X

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Connolly GD, Lowe MJS, Rokhlin SI, Temple JAGet al., 2010, SYNTHETICALLY FOCUSED IMAGING TECHNIQUES IN SIMULATED AUSTENITIC STEEL WELDS USING AN ULTRASONIC PHASED ARRAY, 36th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS, Pages: 871-+, ISSN: 0094-243X

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Connolly GD, Lowe MJS, Temple JAG, Rokhlin SIet al., 2009, The application of Fermat's principle for imaging anisotropic and inhomogeneous media with application to austenitic steel weld inspection, PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, Vol: 465, Pages: 3401-3423, ISSN: 1364-5021

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Ratassepp M, Lowe MJS, 2009, SH <inf>0</inf> guided wave interaction with a crack aligned in the propagation direction in a plate, Pages: 161-168, ISSN: 0094-243X

Ultrasonic guided waves are currently of interest for structural health monitoring of large structures such as storage tanks and pipelines. This study focuses on the scattering of the fundamental horizontal shear (SH 0) mode at a through-thickness notch or crack in a plate whose alignment is in the direction of the wave propagation. The reflection and diffraction of the wave at a crack are examined using 2D finite element simulations. It is shown that the main reflection is generated by Rayleigh-like surface waves created on the faces of the crack, which radiate energy back into the plate. The amplitudes of the reflected and diffracted signals are verified experimentally. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.

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Fan Z, Lowe MJS, 2009, Elastic waves guided by a welded joint in a plate, Proc R Soc A, Vol: 465, Pages: 2053-2068

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Ledesma VMN, Baruch EP, Demma A, Lowe MJSet al., 2009, Guided Wave Testing of an Immersed Gas Pipeline, MATERIALS EVALUATION, Vol: 67, Pages: 102-115, ISSN: 0025-5327

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Connolly GD, Lowe MJS, Rokhlin SI, Temple JAGet al., 2009, IMAGING OF SIMPLE DEFECTS IN AUSTENITIC STEEL WELDS USING A SIMULATED ULTRASONIC ARRAY, 35th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS, Pages: 880-+, ISSN: 0094-243X

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Fan Z, Lowe MJS, 2009, PROPAGATION OF FEATURE GUIDED WAVES IN A PLATE WITH A WELDED JOINT, 35th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS, Pages: 185-192, ISSN: 0094-243X

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Rajagopal P, Drozdz M, Lowe MJS, 2009, TOWARDS IMPROVED FINITE ELEMENT MODELLING OF THE INTERACTION OF ELASTIC WAVES WITH COMPLEX DEFECT GEOMETRIES, 35th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS, Pages: 49-56, ISSN: 0094-243X

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Cicero T, Cawley P, Lowe M, Simonetti Fet al., 2009, EFFECTS OF LIQUID LOADING AND CHANGE OF PROPERTIES OF ADHESIVE JOINTS ON SUBTRACTION TECHNIQUES FOR STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING, 35th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Publisher: AMER INST PHYSICS, Pages: 1006-1013, ISSN: 0094-243X

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