Acoustic Emission (AE) is one of the most important Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods for materials and constructions. Using AE testing, the location of a single event (crack) can be classified efficiently into three typical areas in a ship hull. The problem is a typical classification problem based on the use of features extracted from piezo-sensors' signal. As in most classification problems, the extraction and selection of the most appropriate set of features plays a major role in the overall performance of the system. In this research work we investigate the use of an evolutionary algorithm to extract new features from a set of primitive features in a lower dimensional space through a linear transformation. These features are subsequently fed into a Probabilistic Neural Network (PNN) that performs the classification. In simulation experiments, where a Stiffened Plate Model (SPM) is partially sank into water, the localization rate in noisy environments outperforms a recent work, where a feature selection phase alone was used before the classification phase. The proposed hybrid computational intelligent approach shows the potential merit of using it in real life situations where the signal is distorted by noise.
|Titel||Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks|
|Status||Udgivet - 2009|
|Begivenhed||2009 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2009 - Atlanta, GA, USA|
Varighed: 14. jun. 2009 → 19. jun. 2009
|Konference||2009 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, IJCNN 2009|
|Periode||14/06/2009 → 19/06/2009|
|Sponsor||International Neural Network Society, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society|