Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research


Method for Detecting Defects in a Plastic Fuel Bank by Radiography

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Method for detecting defects in a plastic vehicle tank equipped with internal accessories located inside the tank. The method comprises at least the following steps: a) providing the tank equipped with said internal accessories; b) making a digitized X-ray image of said tank; c) providing a reference image of said tank; d) comparing the digitized X-ray image and the reference image by means of a computer vision software; e) deciding on the presence of defects when differences exist between the digitized X-ray image and the reference image.

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US 20100226560 A1


Application Number: US 12/682,186

PCT Number: PCT/EP2008/061504

Also published as: EP2082863A1, EP2200806A1, WO2009047049A1