NDT of Composites 2017

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NDT of Composites 2017

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport
Seattle, WA
9 - 10 May 2017

This topical conference will provide the opportunity for information exchange on existing, new and developing methods of NDT for composite materials and fabrication techniques including:

  • Advances in composite NDT technology or methods
  • NDT of new product forms
  • In-process NDT, and
  • NDT of composites used in commercial, military, sub-surface, space and space applications
Participants from industry, academia, government and research organizations are encouraged to present.

Co-hosted by ASNT and the ASNT Pacific Northwest Section

Program Chairs
Flynn Spears, Laser Technology
Gary Georgeson, Boeing 
Program Committee 
Trey Gordon, Boeing
Steven K. Brady, Boeing
Kathy L. Ferguson, Boeing
Jeffrey Siegel, Solnex 

Program Information and Registration


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Program

Welcome and Keynote

N/A

Room: Monterey

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Tuesday Morning Session

Room: Monterey

9:00 AM

Nondestructive Evaluations of an Automotive Carbon-Fiber Composite Crash Structure

Presenter(s): Dr Cameron J Dasch

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9:30 AM

Non-Destructive Testing of Manufacturing Defects in Automotive Carbon Fiber Composite Components

Presenter(s): Mr Adrian Mouritz

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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM | Break

Refreshment Break

N/A

Room: Dallas/Phoenix Foyer

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Tuesday Mid-Morning Session

Room: Monterey

10:15 AM

Ultrasonic Microanalysis of Woven Carbon-Fiber Composites For an Automotive Crash Structure

Presenter(s): Dr Cameron J Dasch

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10:45 AM

Ultrasonic Wrinkle and Ply-drop Tracking in Toughened Composite Laminates

Presenter(s): Dr Robert A Smith

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11:15 AM

Development of Optical Coherence Tomography for the Measurement of the Surface Wrinkle of Composite Parts

Presenter(s): Mr Yoshiharu Kuze

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11:45 AM - 1:15 PM | Lunch

Lunch

N/A

Room: Dallas/Phoenix

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Tuesday Afternoon Session

Room: Monterey

1:15 PM

Adaptive Ultrasound Technology for the Inspection of Variable Geometry Composite Material

Presenter(s): Mr Etienne Grondin

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1:45 PM

Innovations in Phased Array Ultrasound: Full Matrix Capture and the Total Focusing Method

Presenter(s): Mr Alan Caulder

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2:15 PM

Air-coupled Ultrasonic Inspection of Composite Materials

Presenter(s): Dr Yuping Shen, CEO

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2:45 PM

Application of Acoustography for the NDI of Complex-Geometry Composite Parts

Presenter(s): Dr Jaswinder S Sandhu

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3:15 PM - 3:45 PM | Break

Refreshment Break

N/A

Room: Dallas/Phoenix Foyer

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Tuesday Late Afternoon Session

Room: Monterey

3:30 PM

Probe Tip Tuning Redsonates with Composites to Revolutionize Pitch-Catch and Pulse-Echo Technology

Presenter(s): Mr Rolly E Fuller

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4:00 PM

Improved Inspection of Composite Wind Turbine Blades with Accessible Advanced Ultrasonic Phased Array Technology

Presenter(s): Mr Andre Lamarre

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4:30 PM

Advanced Algorithms to Enhance Signal to Noise Ratio of Peel Ply at the Bondline of Out-of-autoclave Composite Assemblies

Presenter(s): Mr Gary S LeMay

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Wednesday Morning Session

Room: Monterey

8:00 AM

Metamaterial Based Lens for NDE of Composites

Presenter(s): Dr Antonello Tamburrino

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8:30 AM

Application of Time Reversal Technique for the Inspection of Composite Structures

Presenter(s): Mr Guy Maes

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9:00 AM

Static, Quasi-static and Dynamic electromagnetic NDE methods for GFRP

Presenter(s): Dr Lalita Udpa

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9:30 AM - 9:45 AM | Break

Refreshment Break

N/A

Room: Dallas/Phoenix Foyer

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Wednesday Mid-Morning Session

Room: Monterey

9:45 AM

Frequency Based Methods for Nondestructive Characterization

Presenter(s): Dr Rosario A Gerhardt

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10:15 AM

Reducing infrared reflection for the high-speed thermography of structures with reflective surfaces

Presenter(s): Dr Dewei Meng

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10:45 AM

Subsurface Discontinuity Detection in Composites by IRT

Presenter(s): Mr Gerardo Ramses Reyes Fuentes

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11:15 AM - 1:30 PM | Lunch

Lunch with Exhibitors

N/A

Room: Dallas/Phoenix

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Wednesday Afternoon Session

Room: Monterey

1:30 PM

Spectral X-Ray Imaging with Hybrid Photon Counting Detectors

Presenter(s): Mr David Murer

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2:00 PM

Accelerator-Based Neutron Radiography of Composites

Presenter(s): Ms Katie Rittenhouse

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2:30 PM

Acoustic Emission Time-Load Behavior and Material Stabilization after Damage in Composite Material

Presenter(s): Dr Adrian A Pollock

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3:00 PM - 3:15 PM | Break

Refreshment Break

N/A

Room: Dallas/Phoenix Foyer

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Wednesday Late Afternoon Session

Room: Monterey

3:15 PM

Acoustic Emission Monitoring of the Cracking Load in Composite Materials

Presenter(s): Dr Giuseppe Nardoni

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3:45 PM

Impact-Damage Propagation in GFRP using Particle Filtering based Prognostics

Presenter(s): Ms Portia Banerjee

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4:15 PM

Advances in Multifunctional Carbon Nanotube-Based Composites for Civil Infrastructure Applications

Presenter(s): Dr Thomas Schumacher

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4:45 PM - 5:00 PM | Program

Closing Remarks

N/A

Room: Monterey

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Now Accepting Abstracts!

Deadline to Submit: 1 February 2017

Topics Include

NDE for new composite products
Advanced design and analysis
NDI for complex geometry
Scanning systems
Aerospace applications 
Automotive applications
Marine applications
Defense applications
Medical applications
Energy, wind turbine applications
Military applications
Out-of-autoclave composites
Carbon fiber/infused layup
Composite uni-body
Chopped tape or fiber products
Resin developments
Ultrasonics
Ultrasonic transducer development
Acoustic waveforms
Multi-mode guided waves
Ultrasonic spectroscopy
IR Thermography
Electromagnetic methods
Shearography
Laser methods
Radiography, computed tomography
Acoustic emission
Structural health monitoring
Automatic defect recognition 
Training, education and certification

Other topics related to the conference theme will be considered. 

Abstract Submission Process

Prospective presenters are requested to submit 250-word abstracts online. Submission Deadline: 1 February 2017.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee and those accepted will be scheduled in the program.  Upon acceptance, additional instructions will be emailed to the presenting author regarding presentation details and instructions for preparing a paper summary for the Conference proceedings. 

Contact

Questions concerning abstracts should be directed to the ASNT Conference Department at conferences@asnt.org, or 614-274-6003, ext. 213.


Build Your Brand: Exhibit with ASNT!

Exhibiting at an ASNT conference or topical event is a productive way to showcase products and services. With constant face-to-face interactions with your target audience, exhibiting at our conference ensures that your marketing budget and time is being well spent!

Exhibitor resources and registration options are at right, details about this conference are below.

Interested in Exhibiting?

Table top exhibits available. If you are interested in having a table top exhibit to share your latest products, technology or service offerings, contact Ruth Staat at rstaat@asnt.org or call her at 614-274-6003, ext. 227.

List of Exhibitors for NDT of Composites 2017

as of 26 March 2017

Advanced OEM Solutions

Aerofab NDT LLC

American Society for Nondestructive Testing

Dantec Dynamics Inc

DECTRIS

Delphi Precision Imaging

DolphiTech

Laser Technology

Matec Instrument Companies Inc

Mistras Group Inc

Olympus America Inc

ScanMaster IRT Inc

Sonotec

Techna NDT

Thermal Wave Imaging Inc

Ultrasonic Sciences Ltd

VJ Technologies Inc

YXLON

Zetec Inc

Hotel Information

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport/Southcenter
16500 Southcenter Parkway
Seattle, WA 98188

ASNT Room Rate: $139 per night (plus taxes and fees)

Reserve Your Room Online

Or call 206-575-8220 and clearly identify yourself as a part of the ASNT NDT of Composites event (Group Code ASN) to receive the special group rate.

You are responsible to book your own room, using your credit card. This card will remain on file for your room and tax charges, incidental charges, and any “no show” charges should you not arrive for your reservation and haven’t cancelled 24 hours in advance. The ASNT room rate is good until 22 April 2017. After 22 April, rate and availability cannot be guaranteed.

Free Airport Shuttle Instructions 

Complimentary Sea-Tac Airport Shuttle Service runs 24-hours a day, located at the SeaTac International Airport.

  • From the baggage claim area, go up the escalator to the Skybridge.
  • Cross the Skybridge into the parking lot garage.
  • Take the down escalator/elevator to the 3rd floor.
  • Walk back towards the airport to the Courtesy Shuttle Area.
  • The kiosk phones are located between islands 1 & 3.
  • Dial #8 for the Doubletree Guest Suites Seattle Southcenter.

Important note: Be sure to get on the smaller shuttle van for the DoubleTree at Southcenter and not the large buses for the DoubleTree at the airport. Vans are 10 passenger vans with the  letter “A” posted in the window. Return shuttles should be scheduled with front desk.  

Watch this page for additional resources as they become available.