Computational Inverse Techniques in Nondestructive Evaluation – G.R.Liu


Computational Inverse Techniques in Nondestructive Evaluation is a book about engineering written by G.R.Liu, published by RC Press on June 27, 2003. 

A general description of the book Computational Inverse Techniques in Nondestructive Evaluation authored by G.R.Liu

For many engineers, the word “inverse analysis” conjures up ideas of mystery and dread, an image made all the more frightening by the fact that the bulk of literature on the subject is primarily mathematical in nature. To be honest, the majority of inverse engineering problems are well-posed and straightforward to solve when addressed with a sound experimental procedure in mind.

Because Computational Inverse Techniques in Nondestructive Evaluation is presented in plain, basic language, it is easy to grasp the ideas, computational methods, and algorithms underlying inverse analyses based on elastic waves or the dynamic reactions of solids and structures. Following a discussion of the features of inverse problems, the authors discuss efficient regularization techniques for dealing with ill-posed situations. The book also includes a practical optimization method, as well as many that were developed and successfully tested by the author’s research group.

Inverse analysis is rapidly growing in popularity as one of the most effective techniques accessible to engineers in the field of nondestructive evaluation and testing. This Computational Inverse Techniques in Nondestructive Evaluation book offers a good opportunity to overcome any reservations about applying inverse analysis in practice by offering straightforward examples, a variety of specific applications, and straightforward explanations written by engineers for engineers.

Here is the table of contents of the book Computational Inverse Techniques in Nondestructive Evaluation by G.R.Liu:

  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of Inverse Problems
  • Regularization for Ill-posed Problems
  • Conventional Optimization Techniques
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Neural Networks
  • Inverse Identification of Impact Loads
  • Material Constants of Composites Inverse Identification
  • Material Property of Functionally Graded Materials Inverse Identification
  • Cracks In Beams Using Flexural Waves Inverse Detection
  • Delaminations in Composite Laminates Inverse Detection
  • Flaws in Structures Inverse Detection
  • Other Applications
  • A New Concept of Total Solution for Engineering Systems

About the book author G.R.Liu


In 1991 G. R. Liu was awarded a PhD by Tohoku University, Japan. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Northwestern, USA. He is now the Director of the National University of Singapore’s Center for Advanced Computers in Engineering Science. He is President of the Computer Mechanics Association and a member of the International Association of Computing Mechanics Executive Board. He is also a Professor at the University of Singapore’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. Many national and international organizations have been consulted. Including more than 330 international journals and eight author books, G. R. Liu wrote over 500 technical articles including the two blockbusters Meshfree Technique: advancing beyond the finite element method and Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics: a Meshfree Particle Method. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Computer Methods and an editorial officer of the IJNME. G. R. Liu was honored with the Outstanding Researchers Awards, the National Defense Technology Prize, the Silver Award at the CrayQuest Competition, the Excellent Teachers Awards, the Engineering Educator Awards and the APACM Prize for Computational Mechanics. He is interested in computer mechanics, mesh-free methods, computing in real time, nanoscale computing, computing for micro-biosystems, vibration and wave spread in composites, composites and smart materials mechanics, reversing problems and numerical analysis.

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