Portable nondestructive systems for detection of voids, cracks, and structural failures.
The mining and civil engineering sectors rely on their knowledge about the inner properties of the structures. Unknown voids and cracks are a risk for the stability of their systems, whereas remarkable density differences might indicate the beginning of a new material layer.
These problems involving such large structures are complicated for the current tomography systems since their radiation is not able to penetrate them. This fact makes muon tomography suitable for this kind of application.