A Study of Supervised Combined Neural-Network-Based Ultrasonic Method for Reconstruction of the Spatial Distribution of Material Properties


  • Paulius Dapkus Kaunas University of Technology
  • Liudas Mažeika Kaunas University of Technology




Material classification, Neural networks clusterization, ultrasonic non-destructive testing


This paper examines the performance of the commonly used neural-network-based classifiers for investigating a structural noise in metals as grain size estimation. The biggest problem which aims to identify the object structure grain size based on metal features or the object structure itself. When the structure data is obtained, a proposed feature extraction method is used to extract the feature of the object. Afterwards, the extracted features are used as the inputs for the classifiers. This research studies is focused to use basic ultrasonic sensors to obtain objects structural grain size which are used in neural network. The performance for used neural-network-based classifier is evaluated based on recognition accuracy for individual object. Also, traditional neural networks, namely convolutions and fully connected dense networks are shown as a result of grain size estimation model. To evaluate robustness property of neural networks, the original samples data is mixed for three types of grain sizes. Experimental results show that combined convolutions and fully connected dense neural networks with classifiers outperform the others single neural networks with original samples with high SN data. The Dense neural network as itself demonstrates the best robustness property when the object samples not differ from trained datasets.