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TOMSK, Jun 29 – RIA Tomsk. The School of Non-Destructive Testing of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) concluded an agreement with the Laboratory of Advanced Systems of the Ministry of Defense of India for the development of software for modeling and recognition of defects in composites, the university’s press service said on Monday.
It is specified that the agreement is designed for two years.
"The development of a software product for modeling and processing experimental results is commissioned by the laboratory of advanced systems of the Ministry of Defense of India (the city of Hyderabad). The program will be able to model and recognize typical defects in composites: cracks, delaminations, breaks in threads, incomplete hardening of the binder, porosity and others", – is said in the message.
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Within the framework of the agreement TPU experts conduct research and testing of samples of defective composites sent by the Indian side. This helps to work out and optimize the software.
"Now there is an era of transition from metal to composites, especially in aviation, space technology and energy. However, the appearance of composites has given rise to new types of defects. The methods for their recognition are different from the diagnostics of metals. We use the thermal, or infrared, method that allows us to identify defects in composites", – the head of the TPU Laboratory for Thermal Testing Vladimir Vavilov is quoted in the statement.
It is added that the TPU School of Non-Destructive Testing supplied similar software for NASA, Boeing, as well as to universities in Japan, Finland, Great Britain, Poland, Malaysia and several other countries.