TOMSK, Jun 23 – RIA Tomsk. The development of specialists of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) - a
thermal flaw detector for the aerospace industry - was included in the list of
100 best inventions according to Rospatent, the university’s press service said
It is clarified that the Russian Federal Service for
Intellectual Property (Rospatent) published a list of the "100 best
inventions" based on the results of 2019 and the first half of 2020. This
hundred includes a thermal flaw detector for aviation, created at the TPU
School of Non-Destructive Testing. It allows to determine, among other things,
specific damage to materials caused by impacts on aircraft panels of birds,
hail, etc., and thus prevent the destruction of structural components.
“The device creates a “thermal picture” of aviation
materials and parts. Structural defects of composites are clearly visible on
it. It can be used both at the stage of production of parts and during
operation. Development has no analogues in Russia, and in comparison with world
standards has advantage - unique software, - is said in the message.
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The press service explains that the software allows to
model the material control procedure in advance in order to select the optimal
mode. In addition, it contains a large set of algorithms for data processing.
"There are more than ten of them in our flaw
detector. In commercially available software, and there are no more than a
dozen of them in the world, as a rule, there is one main algorithm and one or
two additional ones. Our diversity gives us flexibility, we can work with a
wider range of materials", - the head of the TPU
Laboratory for Thermal Testing Vladimir Vavilov is
quoted in the statement.
As the press service clarifies, the flaw detector
allows to work with materials of complex structure, mainly composite. These are
the ones that are actively used for the production of modern aircraft, and
standard control methods are not enough for them.