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author = {Liu, Y and Chang, L and van, Pamel A and Cawley, P},
doi = {10.1007/s10921-017-0430-8},
journal = {Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation},
title = {Feasibility and reliability of grain noise suppression in monitoring of highly scattering materials},
url = {},
volume = {36},
year = {2017}

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AB - A feasibility study on grain noise suppression using baseline subtraction is presented in this paper. Monitoring is usually done with permanently installed transducers but this is not always possible; here instead monitoring is conducted by carrying out repeat C-scans and the feasibility of grain noise suppression by subtracting A-scans extracted from the C-scans is investigated. The success of this technique depends on the ability to reproduce the same conditions for each scan, including a consistent stand-off, angle, and lateral position of the transducer relative to the testpiece. The significance of errors are illustrated and a 3D cross correlation is used which enables the same lateral position to be located within successive C-scans. The experimental results show that a noise reduction of around 15 dB is obtained after baseline subtraction, which will significantly improve the defect detection sensitivity. In practice however, successive C-scans may be conducted at different temperatures and with different transducers of similar specifications but a varying frequency response. Compensation techniques to reduce the impact of such variations are then presented and their effectiveness is verified experimentally. It is shown that it is feasible to obtain an overall improvement of around 10 dB in the signal to noise ratio via baseline subtraction, where a temperature difference of up to 10 C and a peak frequency shift of as much as ±250 kHz from a baseline value of around 7 MHz can be tolerated. However, this improvement was obtained in laboratory conditions with no changes to the surface of the specimen due to oxidation or corrosion. It is shown that differences in temperature and transducer frequency response are more difficult to compensate for than changes in test geometry and position.
AU - Liu,Y
AU - Chang,L
AU - van,Pamel A
AU - Cawley,P
DO - 10.1007/s10921-017-0430-8
PY - 2017///
SN - 1573-4862
TI - Feasibility and reliability of grain noise suppression in monitoring of highly scattering materials
T2 - Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation
UR -
UR -
VL - 36
ER -