Project for Non-destructive Testing and Tomography Plus

K-Project ZPT+: September 2014 - August 2018 

For 4 years 19 partners work on the further development of the central non-destructive testing methods - industrial computed tomography (CT) and laser ultrasound (LUS) - for the inspection and characterisation of compounds and hybrid-components.

The new K-Project for non-destructive testing and tomography plus (ZPT+) is a further development of the preceding very successful K-Project ZPT building on the established knowledge base. ZPT+ is the next logical step forward focusing on the cutting edge applications, new industrial demands and scientific expertise.

Accordingly, the project research focuses primarily on the NDT-methods X-ray computed tomography (XCT) and laser ultrasound (LUS) methods for compounds and hybrid components. Other NDT-methods will be applied as well for specific studies. As core areas the following research fields were defined for this project:

  • the accurate extraction of quantitative material data from the NDT measurements,
  • in-situ NDT-methods,
  • multi-modal approaches and
  • the combination of NDT with materials simulation.

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The industry is driven by the need to improve quality, reliability and durability of industrial products, to reduce costs and to introduce new more complex products, materials and technologies. These market demands can only be met by applying non-destructive testing methods increasing the competitiveness of the industrial partners.

Fields of Research

The ZPT+ Project comprises 3 fields of research:

  • Area 1 - New approaches for X-ray CT and ultrasonic methods
  • Area 2 - NDT for 3D-microstructure and properties of structural materials
  • Area 3 - Strategic projects and technology transfer


  • Fast inspection and metrology with X-ray computed tomography
  • Laser ultrasonics as tool for microstructure characterization
  • 3D microstructure, defect and damage investigations on polymeric systems
  • 3D-microstructure and thermo-mechanical investigations of structural metals
  • Multimodal approaches for characterization of microstructural evolution
  • NDT simulation and new data processing methods
  • Technology transfer and educational program


  • Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
  • the government of Upper Austria (LOÖ) and
  • Styria (ST)


Project Leader: Johann Kastner 
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Tel.: +43 50804-14110 

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Scientific Partners

  1. FH OÖ Forschungs & Entwicklungs GmbH, CT-Forschungsgruppe
  3. TU Wien, Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnologie
  4. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme, Institutsteil Material Diagnostik (IKTS-MD)

Company Partners

  1. BMW Motoren Gesellschaft m.b.H
  2. Böhler Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG
  3. Böhler Schmiedetechnik GmbH & Co KG
  4. Borealis AG
  5. Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH
  6. Delphi Automotive Systems Austria GmbH
  7. "EKB" Elektro- u. Kunststofftechnik Gesellschaft m.b.H.
  8. FACC Operations GmbH
  9. Fronius International GmbH
  10. Kolbenschmidt GmbH
  11. Österreichische Gesellschaft für zerstörungsfreie Prüfung
  12. Forward Engineering GmbH
  13. voestalpine Stahl Donawitz GmbH
  14. voestalpine Stahl GmbH
  15. ZF Friedrichshafen AG


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