Generalised Magnetic Polarizability Tensors:Invariants and Symmetry Groups

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Mathematics


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Ledger P (2022) Properties of generalized magnetic polarizability tensors in Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences

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Wilson B (2022) Identification of metallic objects using spectral magnetic polarizability tensor signatures: Object classification in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

Description We found a way to recognise the symmetries of objects found using metal detectors. For example unexploded bombs with symmetries
Exploitation Route We are continuing our colaboration with engineers developing demining equipment, scrap metal sorting, civil engineering, severity, forensics and archeology to develop improved metal detection and identification methods
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Construction,Environment,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Security and Diplomacy

Description New types of metal detecting equipment in development
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment,Security and Diplomacy
Title MPT Calculator (new version) 
Description Python code using FEM to calculate magnetic polarizability tensors 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2023 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Used by metal detector researchers in engineering 
Description School talk Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk to sixformers in Manchester on mathematics of demiining
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019