Multicrack Detection in Two-Dimensional Structures by Means of Ga-Based Strategies

Benedetti, Manuel and Donelli, Massimo and Massa, Andrea (2007) Multicrack Detection in Two-Dimensional Structures by Means of Ga-Based Strategies. UNSPECIFIED.

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    We propose a methodological approach for the detection of multiple defects inside dielectric or conductive media. Two innovative algorithms are developed starting from the inverse scattering equations solved by means of different optimization strategies. In the first implementation, a hierarchical strategy based on parallel-subprocesses is considered, whereas the second algorithm employs a single-process architecture. Whatever the implementation, the arising cost function is minimized through a suitable hybrid-coded genetic algorithm, whose individuals encode the problem unknowns. In order to achieve a computational saving, the formulation based on the inhomogeneous Green's function is adopted and each crack-region is parametrized by means of a selected set of descriptive parameters. The approach as well as its different implementations are assessed through a selected set of numerical experiments and in comparison with previously developed single-crack inverse scattering methods. (c) 2007 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works.

    Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
    Department or Research center: Information Engineering and Computer Science
    Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics (General) > QC661 Electromagnetic Theory
    Q Science > QC Physics (General) > QC760 Electromagnetism
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation; Microwave Imaging; Multicrack Detection
    Report Number: DISI-11-073
    Repository staff approval on: 28 Mar 2011

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