An adaptive-network-based fuzzy inference system for classification of welding defects

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NDT and E International
  • Volumen: 43
  • Número: 3
  • Fecha: 01 April 2010
  • Páginas: 191-199
  • ISSN: 09638695
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.ndteint.2009.11.002
  • Document Type: Article
In this paper, we describe an adaptive-network-based fuzzy inference system to recognise welding defects in radiographic images. In a first stage, image processing techniques, including noise reduction, contrast enhancement, thresholding and labelling, were implemented to help in the recognition of weld regions and the detection of weld defects. In a second stage, a set of 12 geometrical features which characterise the defect shape and orientation was proposed and extracted between defect candidates. In a third stage, an adaptive-network-based fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) for weld defect classification was used. With the aim of obtaining the best performance to automate the process of the classification of defects, of all possible combinations without repetition of the 12 features chosen, four were used as input for the ANFIS. The results were compared with the aim to know the features that allow the best classification. The correlation coefficients were determined obtaining a minimum value of 0.84. The accuracy or the proportion of the total number of predictions that were correct was determined obtaining a value of 82.6%. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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