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Selected Publications

  • Pierre Gélat, Jia Yang; Omololu Akanji; Peter J Thomas; David Hutchins; Sevan Harput; Steven Freear; Nader Saffari, “The dynamic excitation of a granular chain: contact mechanics finite element analysis and experimental validation”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 141(6), 4240-4248 (2017).
  • Ikhsan Mohamed, David Hutchins, Lee Davis, Stefano Laureti & Marco Ricci, “Ultrasonic NDE of thick polyurethane flexible riser stiffener material”, Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation 38, 1-20 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10589759.2016.1241253
  • Giuseppe Silipigni, Pietro Burrascano, David. A. Hutchins, Stefano Laureti, Roberto Petrucci, Luca Senni, Luigi Torre, and Marco Ricci, “Optimization of the pulse-compression technique applied to the infrared thermography non-destructive evaluation”, NDT&E International Volume 87, 100–110 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ndteint.2017.01.011
  • O. Akanji, Jia Yang, David Hutchins, Peter J. Thomas, Lee A. J. Davis, Sevan Harput, Steven Freear, Pierre N. Gélat, and Nader Saffari , “The Effect of Boundary Conditions on Resonant Ultrasonic Spherical Chains”, IEEE Trans UFFC 63 (11) 1957-1966 (2016). doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2016.2576563 http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=7484758
  • S. Laureti, D. A. Hutchins, L. A. J. Davis, S. J. Leigh, and M. Ricci, “High-resolution acoustic imaging at low frequencies using 3D-printed metamaterials”, AIP Advances 6, 121701 (2016); doi: 10.1063/1.4968606. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4968606.
  • P. Gélat, J. Yang, P. J. Thomas, D. A. Hutchins, O. Akanji, L. A. J. Davis, S. Freear, S. Harput and N. Saffari (2016), “The dynamic excitation of a granular chain for biomedical ultrasound applications: contact mechanics finite element analysis and validation” Journal of Physics Conference Series, vol. 684, 012005, 2016.
  • C. Devendran, D.R. Billson, D.A. Hutchins and A. Neild, “Optimisation of an acoustic resonator for particle manipulation in air”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical.224, (2016) 529–538.
  • J. Yang, D. A. Hutchins, O. Akanji, P. J. Thomas, L. A. J. Davis, S. Harput, P. Gelat, S. Freear and N. Saffari, “Analysis of solitary wave impulses in granular chains using ultrasonic excitation”. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 93 (6). pp. 1-13 (2016). 063002. ISSN 1539-3755.
  • D. A. Hutchins, J. Yang, O. Akanji, P. J. Thomas, L. A. J. Davis, S. Freear, S. Harput, N. Saffari and P. Gelat, “Ultrasonic propagation in finite-length granular chains”, Ultrasonics journal doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2015.10.018.
  • D.A. Hutchins, J. Yang, O. Akanji, P. J. Thomas, L.A.J. Davis, S. Freear, S. Harput, N. Saffari) and P. Gelat, “Evolution of ultrasonic impulses in chains of spheres using resonant excitation”, Euro. Phys. Lett.109 (2015) 54002.

  • D. I. Woodward, C. P. Purssell, D. R. Billson, D.A. Hutchins, S.J. Leigh, “Additively-manufactured piezoelectric devices”, Phys. Status Solidi A. doi: 10.1002/pssa.201532272 (2015).

  • S. Caporale, S. Callegari, D.A. Hutchins, S. Laureti, P. Burrascano, M. Ricci, "Excitation and Deconvolution in Ultrasound Nondestructive Testing Systems", Book Chapter in Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation Systems, Burrascano, P., Callegari, S., Montisci, A., Ricci, M., Versaci, M. (Eds.), Springer International Publishing (2015).
  • L. Battaglini, S. Callegari, S. Caporale, L.A.J. Davis, S.Laureti, L. Senni, D.A. Hutchins, "Industrial Applications of Noncontact Ultrasonics Techniques", Book Chapter in Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation Systems, Burrascano, P., Callegari, S., Montisci, A., Ricci, M., Versaci, M. (Eds.), Springer International Publishing (2015).
  • David Hutchins, Pietro Burrascano, Lee Davis, Stefano Laureti and Marco Ricci, “Coded waveforms for optimised air-coupled ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation”, Ultrasonics 10.1016/j.ultras.2014.03.007.
  • S.J. Leigh, C.P. Purssell, D.R. Billson and D.A. Hutchins, “Using a magnetite/thermoplastic composite in 3D printing of direct replacements for commercially available flow sensors", Smart Materials and Structures (Article reference: SMS-100471, 2014).
  • J. Yang, D.A. Hutchins, C. Y. Zhao, “Melting behaviour of differently-sized micro-particles in a pipe flow under constant heat flux ”, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 53, 64–70 (2014).

  • D.A. Hutchins and A. Neild, “Air-borne ultrasound transducers”, Book chapter in Ultrasonic Transducers: Materials and Design for Sensors, K. Nakamura Ed., Woodhead publishers (2013).
  • A. Saleem, C. Canal, L.A.J. Davis, R.J. Green and D.A. Hutchins, “Near infrared transmission through various clothing fabrics”, J. Textile Science and Engineering 3: 129 (2013).
  • C. Li, D.A. Hutchins and R.J. Green, “Short range ultrasonic communications in air”, Book chapter in Communication in Transportation Systems, Otto Strobe Ed., IGI Global Ltd (2013).
  • S.J. Leigh, J. Bowen, C.P. Purssell, J.A. Covington, D.R. Billson and D.A. Hutchins, “Rapid manufacture of monolithic micro actuated forceps inspired by echinoderm pedicellariae”, Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 7, 044001(2012).
  • S.J. Leigh, R.J. Bradley, C.P. Purssell, D.R. Billson, D.A. Hutchins, “A simple, low-cost conductive composite material for 3D printing of electronic sensors”. PLoS ONE 7(11) (2012).
  • J. Yang, C.Y. Zhao and D. Hutchins, “Modelling the effect of binary phase composition on inward solidification of a particle”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 55 6766–6774 (2012).
  • C. Li, D. A. Hutchins and R. J. Green, “Response of an Ultrasonic Communication Channel in Air” IET Communications 6, 335-343 (2012).
  • X. Yin and D. A. Hutchins, “Non-destructive evaluation of composite materials using a capacitive imaging technique”, Composites: Part B 43, 1282–1292 (2012).
  • D.A. Hutchins, D.R. Billson, R.J. Bradley and K.S.Ho, “Structural health monitoring using polymer-based capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs)”. Ultrasonics Vol.51 (No.8), 870-877 (2011).
  • S.J. Leigh, C.P Purssell, J. Bowen, D.A. Hutchins, J. A Covington, D.R. Billson," A miniature flow sensor fabricated by micro-stereolithography employing a magnetite/acrylic nanocomposite resin"., Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 168, 66-71 (2011).
  • D. Cheneler, J. Bowen, S.J. Leigh, C.P. Purssell, D.R. Billson, D.A. Hutchins, M.C.L. Ward, “Fabrication and analysis of cylindrical resin AFM microcantilevers”, Ultramicroscopy 111, 1214-1223 (2011).
  • A. Saleem, C. Canal, D.A. Hutchins and R.J. Green, “Techniques for quantifying chemicals concealed behind clothing using near infrared spectroscopy”, Anal. Methods 3, 2298 - 2306 (2011).
  • C.M. Canal, A. Saleem, R.J. Green and D.A. Hutchins, “Remote identification of chemicals concealed behind clothing using near infrared spectroscopy”, Analytical Methods. 3, 84-91 (2011).
  • C. M. Canal, A. Saleem, R.J. Green and D.A. Hutchins, "Near-infrared spectroscopy for personal screening", Proc. SPIE 7838, 78380G (2010).
  • X. Yin, D.A. Hutchins and G.G. Diamond and P. Purnell, “Non-destructive evaluation of concrete using a capacitive imaging technique: preliminary modelling and experiments”, Cement and Concrete Research 40,1734-1743 (2010).
  • X. Yin, G.G. Diamond and D.A. Hutchins, “Further investigations into capacitive imaging for NDE”, Insight 51, 484-490 (2009).
  • C.Li, D.A. Hutchins and R.J. Green, “Short range ultrasonic communications in air using quadrature modulation”, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control 56, 2060-2072 (2009).
  • P. Pallav, G.G. Diamond and D.A. Hutchins, “A near infrared (NIR) technique for imaging food materials”, J. Food Sci. 74, E23-E33 (2009).
  • P. Pallav, D.A. Hutchins and X. Yin, “Air-coupled ultrasonic spectroscopy of highly damping materials using pulse compression”, IEEE Trans. Ultras. Ferr. Freq. Contr. 56, 1207-1217 (2009).
  • P. Pallav, D.A. Hutchins and T.H Gan, “Air-coupled ultrasonic evaluation of food materials“, Ultrasonics 49, 244-253 (2009).
  • C. Li, D.A. Hutchins and R.J. Green, “Short-range ultrasonic digital communications in air”, IEEE Trans. Ultras. Ferr. Freq. Contr. 55, 908-918 (2008).
  • P. Pallav, G.G. Diamond, D.A. Hutchins and T. H. Gan, “A near infrared technique for nondestructive evaluation”, Insight 50, 244-248 (2008).
  • K.S. Ho, R.J. Bradley, D.R. Billson and D.A. Hutchins “Micro- stereolithography as a transducer design method”, Ultrasonics. 48, 1-5 (2008).
  • A. P. Medley, D. R. Billson, D. A. Hutchins, and A. Neild, “Acoustic fields of non-planar radiators”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am 122, 2587-93 (2007).
  • K.S. Ho, D.R. Billson and D.A. Hutchins, “Ultrasonic Lamb wave tomography using scanned EMATs and wavelet processing”, Nondestructive testing and Evaluation 22, 19-34 (2007).
  • P. Pallav, T.H. Gan and D.A. Hutchins, “Elliptical-Tukey chirp signal for high resolution air-coupled ultrasonic imaging”, IEEE Trans. Ultras. Ferr. Freq. Contr. 54, 1530-1540 (2007).
  • L.A.J. Davis, D. A. Hutchins and R.A. Noble, “Characterisation of cMUTs in rarefied gases”, IEEE Trans. Ultras. Ferr. Freq. Contr. 54, 1065-1071 (2007).
  • K.S. Ho, D.R. Billson and D.A. Hutchins, “Inspection of drinks cans using non-contact electromagnetic acoustic transducers”, J. Food Engineering 80, 431-444 (2007).
  • J.R. Berriman, D.A. Hutchins, A. Neild, T.H. Gan and P. Purnell, “The application of time-frequency analysis to the air-coupled ultrasonic testing of concrete”, IEEE Trans. Ultras. Ferr. Freq. Contr. 53, 768-776 (2006).
  • G.G. Diamond, D.A. Hutchins, T.H. Gan, P. Purnell and K.K. Leong, “Single-sided capacitive imaging for NDT”, Insight 48, 724-730 (2006).
  • S. Meyer, S. A. Hindle, J.-P. Sandoz, T. H. Gan and D. A. Hutchins, “Non-contact evaluation of milk-based products using air-coupled ultrasound”, Meas. Sci. Technol. 17, 1838-1846 (2006).
  • T.H. Gan, P. Pallav and D.A. Hutchins, “Non-contact ultrasonic quality measurements of food products”, J. Food Engineering 77, 239-247 (2006).
  • K.S. Ho, T.H. Gan, D.R. Billson and D.A. Hutchins, "Application of pulse compression signal processing techniques to Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducers for non-contact thickness measurements and imaging" Review of Scientific Instruments 76, paper 054902-1-8. (2005).
  • L.A.J. Davis, D. R. Billson, D.A. Hutchins and R.A. Noble, "Visualising acoustic displacements of micromachined transducers using an interferometric microscope", Acoustics Research Letters On-line (ARLO) 6, 75-79 (April 2005).
  • T.H. Gan, D.A. Hutchins, R.J. Green, M. Andrews and P.D Harris, "Non-contact high-resolution ultrasonic imaging of wood samples using coded chirp waveforms", IEEE Trans. Ultras. Ferr. Freq. Contr. 52, 280-288 (2005).
  • A. Neild, D.A. Hutchins, T.J. Robertson, L.A.J. Davis and D.R. Billson, "The radiated fields of focussing air-coupled ultrasonic phased arrays", Ultrasonics 43, 183-195 (2005).
  • P. Purnell, D.A. Hutchins, J. R. Berriman and T.H. Gan, "Testing without touching: advances in ultrasonic concrete interrogation", Concrete 138, 10-11, (2004)
  • A. Neild, D.A. Hutchins, T.J. Robertson and D.W. Schindel, "A model for the radiated fields of a plane piston after reflection from a curved surface", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 116, 2793-2801 (2004).
  • T.H. Gan, D.A. Hutchins and R.J. Green, "A Swept Frequency Multiplication Technique for Air-Coupled Ultrasonic NDE", IEEE Trans. Ultras. Ferr. Freq. Contr. 51, 1271-1279 (2004).
  • J.S. McIntosh, A. Neild, D.A. Hutchins, D.R.Billson, R.A. Noble and R.R. Davies, "Nearfield Modelling of Small Arrays of Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonics Transducers (cMUTs)", Ultrasonics 42, 447-452 (2004).
  • A. Neild, D.A. Hutchins, T.J. Robertson and D.R. Billson, "Imaging using air-coupled polymer-membrane capacitive ultrasonic arrays", Ultrasonics 42, 859-864 (2004).
  • P. Purnell, T.H. Gan, D.A. Hutchins and J. Berriman, "Non-contact Ultrasonic Diagnostics in Concrete: A preliminary investigation", Cement and Concrete Research 34, 1185-1188 (2004).
  • A. Neild and D.A. Hutchins, "The calculation of radiated acoustic pressure fields from irregular multi-sided polygons", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 115, 2021-2031 (2004).
  • A Neild and D.A. Hutchins, "A theoretical model for the effect of a finite size acoustic receiver", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 115, 1546-1556 (2004).
  • D.A. Hutchins, D.W. Choi, L.A.J. Davis, T.H. Gan and D.R. Billson, "Through-transmission imaging of solids in air using ultrasonic gas-jet waveguides", IEEE Trans. Ultras. Ferr. Freq. Contr. 50, 1509-1515 (2003).
  • D.W. Choi, D.A. Hutchins and D.R. Billson, "Gas jets as ultrasonic waveguides", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 114, 1254-1265 (2003).
  • T.H. Gan, D.A. Hutchins, D.R. Billson and D.W. Schindel, "High resolution air-coupled imaging of thin materials", IEEE Trans. Ultras. Ferr. Freq. Contr. 50, 1516-1524 (2003).
  • T.H. Gan and D.A. Hutchins, "Air-coupled ultrasonic tomographic imaging of high temperature flames", IEEE Trans. Ultras. Ferr. Freq. Contr. 50, 1184-1190 (2003).
  • D.A. Hutchins, J.S. McIntosh, A. Neild, D.R. Billson and R.A. Noble, "Radiated fields of capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers in air", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 114, 1435-1449 (2003).
  • T.H. Gan, D.A. Hutchins, P.W. Carpenter and W.M.D. Wright, "Simultaneous reconstruction of flow and temperature cross-sections in gas jets using acoustic tomography", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 114, 759-766 (2003).
  • D.A. Hutchins, T.J. Robertson, D.R. Billson and P. Solanki. " A conical air-coupled capacitance transducer for surface imaging", Ultrasonics 41, 163-173 (2003).
  • D.W. Choi and D.A. Hutchins." Ultrasonic propagation in various gases at elevated pressures" , Measurement Science and Technology 14, 822-830 (2003).
  • T.J. Robertson, D.A. Hutchins, D.R. Billson and J.H. Rakels, "Surface metrology using reflected ultrasonic signals in air",Ultrasonics 39, No.7, 479-486 (2002).
  • T.H. Gan, D.A. Hutchins, D.R. Billson ,"Air-coupled ultrasonic inspection of food containers ", J. Food Eng.,53, 315-323 (2002).
  • D.W.Choi, C.McIntyre, D.A.Hutchins and D.R.Billson, "Gas jet as a waveguide for air-coupled ultrasound'.", Ultrasonics, 40, 145-152 (2002).
  • J.S.McIntosh, D.A.Hutchins, D.R.Billson, T.J.Robertson, R.A.Noble and A.D.R.Jones," The characterization of capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers in air",Ultrasonics 40, 477-48 (2002).
  • T.H. Gan, D.A. Hutchins, D.R. Billson and F.C. Wong, "Ultrasonic tomographic imaging of an encased highly-attenuating solid media",", Research in Nondestructive Evaluation 13, 131-152 (2001).
  • D.A. Hutchins, C.S. McIntyre, D.R. Billson, D.W. Choi and T.J. Robertson, "Ultrasonic propagation in a gas jet",J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 110, 2964-2973 (2001).
  • R.A. Noble, A.R.D. Jones, T.J. Robertson, D.A. Hutchins and D.R. Billson, "Novel wide bandwidth micromachined ultrasonic transducers", IEEE Trans. Ultras. Ferr. Freq. Contr. 48, 1495-1507 (2001)
  • C.S. McIntyre, D.A. Hutchins and D.R. Billson, "The development of a novel ribbon-based air-coupled ultrasonic transducer", IEE Proc. - Sci. Meas. Tech. 148, 237-245 (2001).
  • C.S. McIntyre, D.A. Hutchins, D.R. Billson and J. Storr-Pelinen, "The use of air-coupled ultrasound to test paper", IEEE Trans. Ultras. Ferr. Freq. Contr. 48, 717-727 (2001).
  • T.H. Gan, D.A. Hutchins, D.R. Billson and D.W. Schindel, "The use of broadband acoustic transducers and pulse compression techniques for air-coupled ultrasonic imaging", Ultrasonics 39, 181-194 (2001).



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