INTRODUCTION TO THE A.P.H.I.U.S. DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

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Authors
  1. Labbe, G.R.
  2. Matthews, J.R.
  3. Hay, D.R.
  4. Helie, J.
Corporate Authors
Department of National Defence, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Director Ship Engineering;TEKTREND International Inc, Montreal QUE (CAN);Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
Under the direction of DSE and the field supervision of DREA/DL, Tektrend International Inc. was awarded a contract for the development of a project entitled APHIUS which stand for Automated Pressure Hull Intelligent Ultrasonic System. APHIUS is an ultrasonic inspection system whose hardware configuration and software capabilities are uniquely designed for submarine pressure hull inspection. However, future expansion will allow to meet a wide range of Canadian Forces naval vessel inspection requirements. Inspection of submarine pressure hulls is a very complex and detailed task. If condemnation limits are to be based on the most serious defect type that the field inspector reports, the tasks of discrimination and the burden of the proof are dependent upon the inspectors' abilities. APHIUS provides assistance to the inspector by automating the interpretation process and providing advanced display capabilities. Handling of the information generated by the inspection for management decision-making is also addressed. The benefits of automating the inspection of submarine pressure hulls is twofold. It will permit the revision of materials condemnation criteria of the pressure hull material based on defect identification, thereby raising the levels of the detectability, productivity, and reliability of the inspection and providing a consistent information system. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DREA-NAMT-93-5-PAP-19 — CONTAINED IN 99-00578
Date of publication
30 Apr 1993
Number of Pages
18
DSTKIM No
99-00598
CANDIS No
510324
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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