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27th Research Symposium 2018

DoubleTree by Hilton Universal Orlando
Orlando, FL
26 - 29 March 2018

The theme for 2018 Research Symposium is “Advancing NDE Technologies, Research and Engineering in a Changing World.” This year’s theme aims to address key research, development and innovation of advancing NDE technologies and bridge gaps in NDE research, engineering and technology transfer. This year the symposium will include presentations of technical papers in innovative NDE research and development areas such as:

  • Advanced/Emerging NDE Methods
  • Automation/Robotics in NDE
  • NDE Materials Characterization
  • NDE Engineering
  • NDE for Additive Manufacturing
  • NDE for Aerospace/Composites
  • NDE for Civil Infrastructure
  • NDE for Railroads
  • NDE Modeling and Simulation
  • Passive Wireless Sensors
  • Radiography
  • NDE Reliability
  • Structural Health Monitoring (Detection, Diagnosis and Prognosis)
  • Thermal NDE Methods
  • Ultrasonics

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Exhibit

Welcome Reception & Exhibits Open

N/A

Room: Orange/Lake/Osceola

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8:00 AM - 8:45 AM | Program

Keynote: Acoustic Emission Nondestructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring Applications

Dr Eric von Krumreig Hill, Aura Vector Consulting

Room: Seminole B

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NDE in Civil Infrastructure

Room: Seminole B

Session Chairs: Dr. Necati Catbus; Mr. Arvin Ebrahimkhanlou

NDE in Additive Manufacturing I

Room: Seminole A

Session Chairs: Dr. Christopher Kube; Mr. Ryan Spencer

9:00 AM

Bridge Motoring Utilizing Smart Portable Sensors

Presenter(s): Mr Ahmed Elhattab

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Real-Time Ultrasonic Monitoring of Laser Powder Bed Melting

Presenter(s): Dr Christopher Michael Kube

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9:20 AM

Processing GPR Signals to Estimate Thin AC Overlay Thickness and Density using Non-linear Optimization

Presenter(s): Dr Imad L Al-Qadi

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Nondestructive Evaluation of Additively Manufactured Metal Components with an Eddy Current Technique

Presenter(s): Mr Benjamin Schneider

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9:40 AM

Opportunities for the Use of Electronic Distance Measurement Instruments in Nondestructive Testing and Structural Health Monitoring and Implications for ASNT

Presenter(s): Mr David H Parker »

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Characterization of Additively Manufactured Metals

Presenter(s): Mr Madison Parks

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10:00 AM

Non-Destructive-Testing Methods for Accelerated Bridge Construction Closure Joints

Presenter(s): Mr Saman Farhangdoust

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3D Measurement of Residual Stresses in Wire Arc Additive Manufactured Structures by Neutron Diffraction Technique.

Presenter(s): Dr Daryush Aidun

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10:20 AM

Common Operating Platform for Employing UAVs in Infrastructure Monitoring

Presenter(s): Mr Chandrasekar Venkatesh

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X-ray Computed Tomography of Additively Manufactured Metal Parts

Presenter(s): Mr William H Green

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10:40 AM

Efficient Euler-Bernoulli Beam Impairment Localization and Quantification Using Deformation Influence Line: Case Study of an Application

Presenter(s): Mr Yasha Zeinali

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An Experimental-Numerical of Residual Stress Study in Wire Arc Additive Manufactured Parts

Presenter(s): Dr Hamid Eisazadeh

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1:00 PM - 1:40 PM | Program

Invited Lecture: Research for Composite Materials NDE and the NASA Advanced Composites Project

Mr Elliott K Cramer, NASA Langley Research Center

Room: Seminole B

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topics

Structural Health Monitoring I

Room: Seminole B

Session Chair: Dr. Ehsan Dehghan-Niri; Mr. Amir Nasrollahi

NDE in Additive Manufacturing II

Room: Seminole A

Session Chairs: Dr. Ahmed Hassen; Mr. Hossein Taheri

2:00 PM

Total Focusing Method (TFM) Development for Lamb Wave based Structural Health Monitoring

Presenter(s): Mr Mehrdad Ghyabi

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Overview of NDE Techniques for Additive Manufacturing

Presenter(s): Mr Ryan J Spencer

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2:20 PM

Wireless Structural Health Monitoring System Based on a Piezoelectric Fatigue Fuse

Presenter(s): Dr Carlos Gamez

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Fast Ultrasonic Imaging with Total Focusing Method (TFM) for Inspection of Additively Manufactured Polymer Composite Component

Presenter(s): Mr Hossein Taheri

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2:40 PM

Hybrid Acousto-Optic SHM of Structural Composites using Guided Waves and FBG Sensors

Presenter(s): Mr Oleksii Karpenko

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Using A Novel Ultrasonic Spectroscopy Technique for Additive Manufacturing (AM) In-Situ Monitoring

Presenter(s): Ms Janelle Chambers

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3:00 PM

A New Simple Impulse Response Testing Method Evaluated on a Large-Scale Laboratory Reinforced Concrete Girder

Presenter(s): Mr Ali Hafiz

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Monitoring and Repair of Defects in Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing

Presenter(s): Mr Venkata Karthik Nadimpalli

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topics

Structural Health Monitoring II

Room: Seminole B

Session Chairs: Dr. Shane Boone; Ms. Mahboobeh Mahmoodi

NDE of Railroads

Room: Seminole A

Session Chairs: Dr. Gregory Garcia; Dr. Francesco Lanza di Scalea

3:40 PM

Acoustic Emission Monitoring of a Nuclear Containment Structure during Post-Tensioning: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

Presenter(s): Mr Arvin Ebrahimkhanlou

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High-speed Rail Inspection by Passive Non-contact Ultrasonic Technique

Presenter(s): Mr Albert Liang

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4:00 PM

Cognitive Architecture for Condition Monitoring Systems

Presenter(s): Dr Alexander Serov

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Metallurgical and Nondestructive Testing Developments of Rail from the 1800’s to 2017

Presenter(s): Mr Gregory A Garcia

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4:20 PM

I-235 Bridge Load Test Combined with Acoustic Emission Monitoring

Presenter(s): Mr Hang Zeng

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Ultrasonic Imaging of Rail Defects using SAFT and Wave Mode Compounding

Presenter(s): Mr Albert Liang

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4:40 PM

Influence of Temperature in Vibration-Based Structural Health Monitoring of a Vertical Lift Bridge

Presenter(s): Ms Maryam Mashayekhizadeh

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Crack Propagation Identification in Concrete Bearers in Railway Switches and Crossing using Acoustic Emission

Presenter(s): Dr Sakdirat Kaewunruen

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5:15 PM - 6:00 PM | Program

Invited Lecture: The Move towards Rapid Deployment of Industry-Focused NDE Research in the Manufacturing Industry

Dr Robert A Smith, University of Bristol

Room: Seminole B

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8:00 AM - 8:45 AM | Program

Detecting and Tracking Damage - 2018 Research Recognition Award for Sustained Excellence

Dr John C Duke, Jr, Virginia Tech University

Room: Seminole B

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topics

Aerospace and Composites

Room: Seminole B

Session Chair: Dr. Gary Georgeson

Ultrasonics

Room: Seminole A

Session Chairs: Dr. Sahar Maghsoudy-Louyeh; Mr. Eric Lim

9:00 AM

Combining Inspection Data, Modeling and Optimization Techniques to Identify the Elastic Constants of a Woven Fiber Reinforced Laminated Composite

Presenter(s): Dr Sarah L Stair

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Quantitative Phase-Space Nonlinear Ultrasound (PSNU)

Presenter(s): Dr Ehsan Dehghan Niri

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9:20 AM

Unravelling the Complex Ultrasonic Pulse-Echo Response from a Composite Laminate – A Phononic Superlattice

Presenter(s): Dr Robert A Smith

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Brush-on Ultrasonic Coatings for Applications up to 1300

Presenter(s): Dr Bernhard R Tittmann

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9:40 AM

Wave Propagation in Damaged Composite Materials

Presenter(s): Dr John C Duke, Jr

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Advanced Volumetric Phased Array Inspection for Un-Bored Steam Turbine Rotors

Presenter(s): Mr Robert W Bergman

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10:00 AM

Comparative Analysis of Acoustography and Digital Imaging Correlation on Translation and Tensile Testing

Presenter(s): Mr Daniel Cleary

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Embedded Speckle Adhesive Joint Defect Detection using Ultrasonic Digital Image Correlation (UT-DIC)

Presenter(s): Mr Eric Lim

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10:20 AM

Microscale Flexible Sensors for NDI of Curved Surfaces in Turbofan Component

Presenter(s): Mr Evan Weststrate

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Phased Array Probes for Non-contact Air-coupled Ultrasonic Testing

Presenter(s): Mr Andreas Muck

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10:40 AM

Acquiring New Talent for NDT; Utilizing Innovative and Effective Techniques to Attract and Train Qualified Technicians

Presenter(s): Mr John A Stewart

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Non-contact Surface Wave Testing Inversion by Neural Network

Presenter(s): Mrs Hiba Al-Adhami

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1:00 PM - 1:40 PM | Program

Invited Lecture: Creating a Trend-setting Vision for NDE Technology and Driving the Change

Dr Ripudaman Singh, Plus4Pi LLC

Room: Seminole B

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topics

NDE Modeling & Simulation

Room: Seminole B

Session Chair: Dr. Erica Schumacher

NDT of Piping and Pipelines

Room: Seminole A

Session Chair: Dr. Peter Pan

2:00 PM

TBA

Presenter(s): N/A

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Laser Ultrasonics for Remote Detection of Stress Corrosion Cracking in Harsh Environments

Presenter(s): Mostafa Hasanian

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2:20 PM

Applications of Eddy Current Simulation Model in Steam Generator Tube Inspection

Presenter(s): Mr Anton Efremov

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Robotic Crawler ILI of Unpiggable 10” Natural Gas Pipeline

Presenter(s): Mr Aaron Huber

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2:40 PM

A New Nondestructive Method Based On Propagation and Detection of Highly Nonlinear Solitary Waves to Assess the Internal Pressure of Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels

Presenter(s): Mr Amir Nasrollahi »

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Smart Sound Processing for Residual Thickness Estimation using Guided Lamb Waves generated by EMAT

Presenter(s): Dr Roberto Gil-Pita

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3:00 PM

Quantitative Ultrasonic Beam Profiles of Conventional Single-Element Probes

Presenter(s): Mr Myles Dunlap

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Applications of a Compact NDT Shearography System Specially Designed For the Petroleum and Gas Industry

Presenter(s): Mr Daniel Pedro Willemann

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Thermal Methods

Room: Seminole B

Session Chairs: Dr. Kristen Donnell; Dr. Iman Mehdipour

NDE Reliability

Room: Seminole A

Session Chairs: Dr. John C Duke; Mr. Ryan Lane

3:40 PM

Defect Evaluation in Active Microwave Thermography Inspections

Presenter(s): Mr Ali Mirala

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SHM POD and POT

Presenter(s): Dr John C Duke, Jr

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4:00 PM

Infrared and High-definition Image-based Bridge Scanning using UAVs without Traffic Control

Presenter(s): Dr Shuhei Hiasa

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Microwave NDE System with Metamaterial Sensor for High Resolution Imaging of Composites

Presenter(s): Mr Saptarshi Mukherjee

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4:20 PM

Modelling and Numerical Analysis of Thermal Non-destructive Testing on Complex Structure

Presenter(s): Mr Yew Li Hor

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A Proposal to Enhance the Importance of Reliability in the Application of NDE and SHM

Presenter(s): Mr David J Gilbert

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4:40 PM

Using Thermal Imaging to Infer Vocal Load

Presenter(s): Mr Lokheshwar S

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Characterization of Bonding Agent Durability in Fatigue Monitoring Applications Utilized in NDT

Presenter(s): Mr Ryan Lane

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8:00 AM - 8:45 AM | Program

My 27 Years of Innovations in NDE: From Inventor’s School to Development of a New NDE Method - 2018 Research Recognition Award for Innovation

Dr Sergey A Vinogradov, Southwest Research Institute

Room: Seminole B

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Advanced-Emerging-NDE Methods

Room: Seminole B

Session Chairs: Dr. Roman Maev; Dr. Andriy Chertov

Radiography/Digital Imaging

Room: Seminole A

Session Chairs: Dr. Roger Engelbart; Dr. Kyungcho Kim

9:00 AM

QNDT&E of Aero-Composite Structures by Using Advanced Ultrasonic Imaging Techniques

Presenter(s): Mr Songping Liu

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Machine Learning Techniques for Industrial Material Classification Applications with Color CT Datasets

Presenter(s): Mr Srivathsan Koundinyan

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9:20 AM

2D Imaging of Resistance Spots Welds of Dissimilar Thickness Material

Presenter(s): Mr Andrew L Ouellette

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Iterative NDE X-Ray CT Image Reconstruction and Beam-Hardening Correction

Presenter(s): Mr Zhan Zhang

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9:40 AM

Reference Complex for Metrological Certification of Samples of Properties of Metal Coatings for Eddy Current and Radioisotope Coating Thickness Gauges

Presenter(s): Mr Vladimir Syasko

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Increased Process Safety and Efficiently Through Automated Defect Recognition (ADR) In X-Ray Inspection

Presenter(s): Mr Lennart Schulenburg

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10:00 AM

In-line Ultrasonic Quality Control Monitoring of Aluminum-Steel Joining Fabricated by Cold Spray & Resistance Spot Welding Processes

Presenter(s): Dr Roman Gr Maev

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On an Approach to Eliminating Some Misalignment Artifacts in 3D Reconstructed Computed Tomography Images

Presenter(s): Mr Alexander Katsevich

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10:20 AM

Deep Learning for Corrosion Detection using Digital Images

Presenter(s): Mr Mohammad Reza Jahanshahi

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FELLOWSHIP AWARD WINNER: Large-Area Electrical Resistance Tomography Based Sensing Skin

Presenter(s): Dr Reza Rashetnia

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10:40 AM

Qualitative Assessment of Structural Damage to Composite Avionic Materials by Acoustic and Thermographic NDE Methods

Presenter(s): Mr Dimitriy Gavrilov

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Regulatory Status of Buried Pipe and Tank of Nuclear Power Plant in Korea

Presenter(s): Dr Kyung-Cho Kim

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topics

Structural Health Monitoring III

Room: Seminole B

Session Chair: Dr. Shant Kenderian

General NDE

Room: N/A

Session Chairs: Dr. Piervincenzo Rizzo; Mr. Mehrdad Ghyabi

1:00 PM

Baseline-free Damage in Bridges using Acceleration Records with the Application of Surface Laplacian

Presenter(s): Mr AbdelAziz AbdelLatef

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Past, Present, and Future of Nonlinear Solitary Waves in NDT

Presenter(s): Dr Piervincenzo Rizzo

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1:20 PM

Passenger Vehicle Effect on the Truck Weight Calculations using B-WIM System

Presenter(s): Mr Yahya Mohammed Mohammed

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Utilizing Water Contact Angle Measurements to Predict Surface Preparedness for Dye Penetrant Application

Presenter(s): Ms Elizabeth Kidd

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1:40 PM

Structural Health Monitoring of Vertical Lift Bridge Using Vibration Data

Presenter(s): Mr Vahid Shahsavari

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Truncation Effects of Frequency Selective Surface-Based Sensors

Presenter(s): Ms Mahboobeh Mahmoodi

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2:00 PM

Metasurface Based Surface Crack Sensor using Asymmetric Complementary Split Ring Resonator

Presenter(s): Mr Salem Ali Al Otaibi

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Uncertainty Bounds on Ultrasonic Phase Velocities for Polycrystalline Media

Presenter(s): Mr Musa Norouzian

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2:20 PM

Improved Bridge Frequency Identification Utilizing Hilbert Transform from a Passing Vehicle

Presenter(s): Mr Chengjun Tan

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Neutron Generator Driven Active Nuclear Fuel Scanner

Presenter(s): Mrs Katie Rittenhouse

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2:40 PM

Seismically Damaged Structure Performance under Subsequent Wind Event

Presenter(s): Mrs Heba Elsisi

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Towards New Imaging Methods for Ultrasonic Nondestructive Testing Part I

Presenter(s): Dr Dominique Braconnier

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Active Thermography for NDT

Monday March 26 ●  8:00 am-12:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Steven Shepard, Thermal Wave Imaging Inc.

Who Should Attend

This course is directed toward technicians and managers who would like to develop a better understanding of what thermography is (and isn’t) capable of, and how to determine when thermography is an appropriate solution.

At the end of the Short Course, attendees should be able to:

  • Decide whether thermography is a feasible approach for a given application
  • Evaluate data from different thermography configurations.
  • Interpret single pixel time history data
  • Recommend basic acquisition parameters (e.g. duration, frame rate, energy) for a given inspection.

About the Instructor

Dr. Shepard received a Ph.D. in Physics in 1987. Since then, he has received over 20 patents in thermography, and has taught thermography courses for ASNT, SPIE and ASM as well as the Navy, Air Force, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin and numerous other organizations. Shepard is the co-author of the Thermography chapter in the 2014 Aerospace Composite NDT Handbook, as well as chapters for upcoming ASM and Springer-Verlag handbooks. He received the 2014 ASNT Research Innovation Award and presented the 2016 Mehl/Lester Honor Lecture.


An Introduction to Structural Health Monitoring

Monday March 26 ●  1:00-5:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Charles Farrar, Los Alamos National Lab

Who Should Attend

All engineers (aerospace, civil, electrical, mechanical) interested in diagnosing damage in their built infrastructure by extending the concepts of nondestructive evaluation to more continuous online monitoring. The instructor will assume a basic knowledge of structural mechanics, dynamics and mathematics obtained in a bachelor’s aerospace, civil or mechanical engineering curriculum.

At the end of the Short Course, attendees will understand:

  • Structural health monitoring in terms of statistical pattern recognition paradigm and distinguish SHM from NDE
  • How this technology has emerged from deterministic inverse modeling methods developed around various aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering applications to a more general statistical pattern recognition approach.
  • The sensing system design considerations for SHM and new sensing technologies being developed specifically for SHM.
  • The primary data features used to identify, locate and quantify damage.
  • Practical implementation issues, including the influence of operational and environmental variability on the SHM process.
  • The different statistical classification tools that can be used in the SHM process.

About the Instructor

Chuck Farrar is the President of Los Alamos Dynamics. He has over 30 years of experience at Los Alamos National Laboratory and is currently the director of LANL’s Engineering Institute. The results of Dr. Farrar’s research have been documented in over 400 refereed journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, Los Alamos reports, numerous keynote lectures at international conferences, and most recently in a book co-authored with Prof. Keith Worden entitled Structural Health Monitoring: A Machine Learning Perspective. His has received the Los Alamos Fellows Prize for Technical Leadership, the Lifetime Achievement Award in Structural Health Monitoring, is an associate editor position for Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers and Los Alamos National Laboratory.


Overview of Nondestructive Evaluation

Monday March 26 ●  3:00-5:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. John C. Duke, Jr.

Who Should Attend

Student Travel Grant Winners and other student attendees can attend for free. The presentation is meant to provide exposure to the wide array of issues which nondestructive evaluation (NDE) addresses for those with limited experience, apart from their areas of specialized research, including practical issues which limit direct applicability of research studies. Often research studies focus on the advantages of the approach being pursued, but practitioners (the customers) focus on the disadvantages especially in comparison with other approaches. Understanding the general context of applying NDE allows researchers to strengthen the business case for their respective approaches.

This 2-hour course will cover:

  • Brief Discussion of the Life Cycle of Engineering Systems
  • Brief Discussion of Mechanical Methods of Inspection
  • Brief Discussion of Electromagnetic Methods
  • Overview of a Method Selection Process
  • Overview of issues which affect evaluation of inspection data with regard to future serviceability
  • Case Studies will be used to provide real life examples of the points of discussion

About the Instructor

Dr. Duke is currently Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech University. He is a Fellow of ASNT and ASME. Dr. Duke serves as Editor in Chief for Research in Nondestructive Evaluation; a member of the NASA Engineering & Safety Center NDT Technical Discipline Team; and Chair National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board Subcommittee on Structural Health Monitoring Definitions, Terminology, Assumptions and Presumptions.

von Kremreig Hill

Keynote Speaker

Eric von Krumreig Hill, Ph.D. |

8:00 am | Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018

About the Speaker

Dr. Hill earned his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1970 and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the same institution in 1980. He has forty-seven years of engineering experience-- thirteen in the U.S. Air Force and industry, twenty-nine in universities, and five years of consulting.

While in the Air Force, Dr. Hill trained to be an electronics technician on the F-106 fighter interceptor aircraft, managed the launch of two spaceflights, designed three standard satellites, and served as the Service Life Monitoring Program manager for the entire A-7, F-4, and F-111 fleets. During his university career, he developed and taught twenty-six different courses, both graduate and undergraduate. Graduating seniors from the Aerospace Engineering Department of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University selected him to receive The Faculty Appreciation Award five times, and nominated him for the ERAU Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2004. In terms of his university scholarly activity, Hill was Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI for twenty-one funded research projects.

Professionally, Dr. Hill served locally for one year each as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Central Florida Section of the ASNT; nationally for one year as the Secretary of the ASNT Technical Council and four years as Chairman of the Acoustic Emission Committee. He has also served as technical co-editor and contributor to the ASNT Handbook, 3rd Edition: Volume 6, Acoustic Emission Testing.

Duke

2018 Research Recognition for Sustained Excellence Award Lecture

John C. Duke, Jr., Ph.D. | Virginia Tech

8:00 am | Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018

About the Speaker

Dr. John C. Duke, Jr. has since 1978 been on the faculty of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. He holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University in Mechanics and Materials Science. He is a fellow of ASME and ASNT; a member of the Transportation Research Board AHD30 Structure Maintenance Committee; Chair of the TRB Subcommittee on Structural Health Monitoring, and Editor-in-chief of ASNT’s Research in NDE and Associate Technical Editor for Materials Evaluation.

Vinogradov

2018 Research Recognition for Innovation Award Lecture

Sergey Vinogradov, Ph.D | Southwest Research Institute

8:00 am | Thursday, 29 Mar 2018

About the Speaker

Sergey Vinogradov is a Staff Engineer in the Sensor Systems and NDE Technology Department, a department in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Division of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. He received a Ph.D. In Mechanical Engineering from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (a branch in Obninsk, Russia) in 1995. Sergey has 25 years of experience in NDE and has been engaged in the application of ultrasonics and magnetics to various NDE problems in nuclear and petrochemical industries. In the last 15 years he has been engaged in the development of guided wave technology, sensors, and procedures utilizing magnetostrictive transduction. Sergey has PCN Level III certification in guided wave testing methods and is actively involved in guided wave mentoring and training conducted worldwide.

Invited Speaker

Research for Composite Materials NDE and the NASA Advanced Composites Project

Elliot Cramer | NASA Langley Research Center

1:00 - 1:40 pm | Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018

The use of composite materials continues to increase in the aerospace community due to the potential benefits of reduced weight, increased strength, and manufacturability. The ability to characterize damage in carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite components is required to enable damage progression models capable of yielding accurate remaining life predictions. As these composite structures become larger and more complex, nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques capable of quantifying and fully characterizing the material state are needed. This paper will present an overview of NASA’s Advanced Composite Project with a focus on current NDE research activities for quantitative characterization of aerospace composites as well as a discussion of future directions in NDE research.

About the Speaker

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The Move Towards Rapid Deployment of Industry-focused NDE Research in the Manufacturing Industry

Robert Smith | University of Bristol

5:15 - 6:00 pm | Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018

The context for his guest presentation on transitioning of NDE technology is Prof. Smith’s 35 years of research experience in the UK civil service, industry and now academia, leading to his election to the post of Director of the UK Research Centre for NDE (RCNDE) with effect from July 2018. He will describe the close relationship between academic researchers and industrial end-users that has developed in RCNDE, as well as the various methods for transitioning technology that have been used. Barriers to the uptake of new technologies have been identified by the British Institute of NDT, of which Prof Smith was President in 2015 and 2016. These barriers will be discussed in terms of identifying where NDT can provide a benefit rather than a burden by holding ‘NDT Requirements’ workshops including regulators, insurers, researchers, designers, manufacturers and end-user operators. A new route will be described for transitioning academic algorithms that have been published in the public domain but face a significant ‘chicken and egg’ challenge to achieve a multi-supplier offering into the end-users. In this situation, NDE suppliers will not have exclusivity so the cost of introducing a totally new technology is difficult to justify without considerable technology-pull from end-users. That ‘pull’ will not be forthcoming if the end users are not confident of a multi-supplier supply chain in the future. The proposed new route to tackle this problem involves reducing the cost of software development by transitioning software-engineering documents rather than software libraries. This allows supply-chain customization for competitive advantage and software that is owned by each NDE equipment supplier who developed the software. In addition, end-users are engaged early on to define their usage and requirements and a software-test capability is developed using reference samples and data sets so that end-users can test each implementation of the algorithms to check performance against the original published capabilities. The pilot program for this new transitioning route is under way and will be used to illustrate the process.

About the Speaker

Invited Speaker

Creating a Trend-setting Vision for NDE Technology and Driving the Change

Ripi Singh | Inspiring Next

1:00 - 1:40 pm | Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018

Agile Followers innovate in response to demand; and Smart Forecasters anticipate demand; But the Visionary Trendsetters create demand with innovative products, services, or business models. What differentiates these innovation profiles is how the “team” comes together to obtain “customer insight”, create a “vision”, and then manage “risk” on their way to successful demonstration. This lecture will cover a few best practices to help research teams define a purposeful vision, and inspire people to engage, invest, and follow. Why worry about adapting to the changing world. Why not create the change to want? Customer insight is an art of empathically engaging with end user, and getting to the bottom of what matters most; focusing on the job, not just the process or the tool; and at times developing a shared vision or prototype that touches their heart, and forges a bond with you like no other. In NDE context, an inspector and system owner/operator may have very different requirements. Speaker will address the question which one matters? One way to create a vision for the future is “Smart Forecasting”. It is a process to systematically deconstruct the product into various technology items and operational characteristics; extrapolate the trends in each one of these; reconstruct to reliably forecast a future product or a service scenario; followed by a validation exercise. For an inspection system these elements include, sensors, communication, display, size/weight/handling, data management, prognostics, reporting, inspection procedures & reliability, inspector training, … etc. One can further deconstruct if it is still hard to visualize the trends. Addressing convergence of lateral technologies such as automation and artificial intelligence, bringing in decision models, desire to be environment friendly, and less human dependence; it is quite possible to conceive a system much more powerful than the line extension of current R&D. Speaker will demonstrate this through an example or audience engagement. The journey from Proof of Concept (TRL-3) to Field Demonstration (TRL-6) is where the NDE engineering creativity comes into play. A well thought out risk mitigation plan, readiness to deal with unknowns as they unfold, and keeping the end-user engaged is a key to successful application. Sometimes, even the value proposition changes along the way. Speaker will share a personal story from design of a seemingly simple product. Finally, innovation is a team sport. The best of the teams include diversity in thought - inventors, engineers, manufacturers, promotors, devil’s advocate; and of course, the financial sponsors. This is quite evident from SBIR program that requires the OEM participation, and venture capitalists who look at the team first and then the idea. In summary, key to successful research is in building the right team, pursuing the right vision, and managing risk.

About the Speaker

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.

EXHIBITOR HOURS

Move-in

Monday, March 26 – 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Expo Hours

Monday, March 26 – Reception – 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27 – 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tear-down

Tuesday, March 27 after 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

List of Exhibitors for Research 2018

as of 23 February 2018

Advanced OEM Solutions

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals

British Institute of Nondestructive Testing

FlawTech

InfraTec Infrared LLC

Jentek Sensors Inc

Laser Technology

M2M

Metal Fatigue Solutions

Met-L-Chek

MISTRAS Group Inc

Olympus America Inc

PRAGMA

QSA Global Inc

Sherwin Incorporated

SONOTEC US Inc.

Taylor & Francis Group LLC

Thermal Wave Imaging Inc

UTEX Scientific Instruments Inc

Verasonics Inc

VisiConsult X-Ray Systems & Solutions GmbH

YXLON

Hotel Information:

Double Tree by Hilton at entrance to Universal Orlando
5780 Major Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
ASNT Group Rate: $175 per night (plus taxes)
Rate good until March 1, 2018

To reserve, use the online link below, or call 1-800-222-8733 or 1-402-592-6464. Be sure to refer to the American Society for Nondestructive Testing when making your reservation by phone.

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/M/MCOUNDT-SRS-20180323/index.jhtml

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Active Thermography for NDT

Monday March 26 ●  8:00 am-12:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Steven Shepard, Thermal Wave Imaging Inc.

Who Should Attend

This course is directed toward technicians and managers who would like to develop a better understanding of what thermography is (and isn’t) capable of, and how to determine when thermography is an appropriate solution.

At the end of the Short Course, attendees should be able to:

  • Decide whether thermography is a feasible approach for a given application
  • Evaluate data from different thermography configurations.
  • Interpret single pixel time history data
  • Recommend basic acquisition parameters (e.g. duration, frame rate, energy) for a given inspection.

About the Instructor

Dr. Shepard received a Ph.D. in Physics in 1987. Since then, he has received over 20 patents in thermography, and has taught thermography courses for ASNT, SPIE and ASM as well as the Navy, Air Force, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin and numerous other organizations. Shepard is the co-author of the Thermography chapter in the 2014 Aerospace Composite NDT Handbook, as well as chapters for upcoming ASM and Springer-Verlag handbooks. He received the 2014 ASNT Research Innovation Award and presented the 2016 Mehl/Lester Honor Lecture.


An Introduction to Structural Health Monitoring

Monday March 26 ●  1:00-5:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Charles Farrar, Los Alamos National Lab

Who Should Attend

All engineers (aerospace, civil, electrical, mechanical) interested in diagnosing damage in their built infrastructure by extending the concepts of nondestructive evaluation to more continuous online monitoring. The instructor will assume a basic knowledge of structural mechanics, dynamics and mathematics obtained in a bachelor’s aerospace, civil or mechanical engineering curriculum.

At the end of the Short Course, attendees will understand:

  • Structural health monitoring in terms of statistical pattern recognition paradigm and distinguish SHM from NDE
  • How this technology has emerged from deterministic inverse modeling methods developed around various aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering applications to a more general statistical pattern recognition approach.
  • The sensing system design considerations for SHM and new sensing technologies being developed specifically for SHM.
  • The primary data features used to identify, locate and quantify damage.
  • Practical implementation issues, including the influence of operational and environmental variability on the SHM process.
  • The different statistical classification tools that can be used in the SHM process.

About the Instructor

Chuck Farrar is the President of Los Alamos Dynamics. He has over 30 years of experience at Los Alamos National Laboratory and is currently the director of LANL’s Engineering Institute. The results of Dr. Farrar’s research have been documented in over 400 refereed journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, Los Alamos reports, numerous keynote lectures at international conferences, and most recently in a book co-authored with Prof. Keith Worden entitled Structural Health Monitoring: A Machine Learning Perspective. His has received the Los Alamos Fellows Prize for Technical Leadership, the Lifetime Achievement Award in Structural Health Monitoring, is an associate editor position for Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers and Los Alamos National Laboratory.


Overview of Nondestructive Evaluation

Monday March 26 ●  3:00-5:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. John C. Duke, Jr.

Who Should Attend

Student Travel Grant Winners and other student attendees can attend for free. The presentation is meant to provide exposure to the wide array of issues which nondestructive evaluation (NDE) addresses for those with limited experience, apart from their areas of specialized research, including practical issues which limit direct applicability of research studies. Often research studies focus on the advantages of the approach being pursued, but practitioners (the customers) focus on the disadvantages especially in comparison with other approaches. Understanding the general context of applying NDE allows researchers to strengthen the business case for their respective approaches.

This 2-hour course will cover:

  • Brief Discussion of the Life Cycle of Engineering Systems
  • Brief Discussion of Mechanical Methods of Inspection
  • Brief Discussion of Electromagnetic Methods
  • Overview of a Method Selection Process
  • Overview of issues which affect evaluation of inspection data with regard to future serviceability
  • Case Studies will be used to provide real life examples of the points of discussion

About the Instructor

Dr. Duke is currently Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech University. He is a Fellow of ASNT and ASME. Dr. Duke serves as Editor in Chief for Research in Nondestructive Evaluation; a member of the NASA Engineering & Safety Center NDT Technical Discipline Team; and Chair National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board Subcommittee on Structural Health Monitoring Definitions, Terminology, Assumptions and Presumptions.

Committee

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to extend a warm invitation to you and your colleagues to participate in the upcoming 27th ASNT Research Symposium.

Anish Poudel

Ehsan Dehghan-Niri

Dr. Anish Poudel,
ASNT Research Symposium Chair
Principal Investigator-NDE
Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

Dr. Ehsan Dehghan-Niri
ASNT Research Symposium Vice-Chair
Assistant Professor
New Mexico State University

Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee

Dr. Boro Djordjevic, Materials and Sensor Technologies Inc.
Dr. Tsuchin Chu, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Dr. Jack Duke, Virginia Tech University
Mr. Roger Engelbart, The Boeing Company
Dr. Gary Georgeson, The Boeing Company
Mr. David Gilbert, British Institute of Non-destructive Testing
Dr. Shant Kenderian, Aerospace Corporation
Dr. Glenn Light, Light NDE Consulting
Dr. Roman Maev, University of Windsor
Mr. David Moore, Sandia National Laboratories
Dr. Yicheng "Peter" Pan, Emerson Electric
Dr. Anish Poudel, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
Dr. William Prosser, NASA Langley Research Center
Dr. Henrique Reis, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Steven Shepard, Thermal Wave Imaging Inc.
Dr. Reza Zoughi, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Organizing Committee

Dr. Andrea Arguelles, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Dr. Andriy Chertov, Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research, University of Windsor
Dr. Ehsan Dehghan-Niri, New Mexico State University
Mr. Arvin Ebrahimkhanlou, University of Texas at Austin
Mr. Ali Foudazi, Missouri University of Science & Technology
Mr. Gregory Garcia, Evraz North America
Dr. Ahmed Hassen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Christopher Kube, Army Research Laboratory
Dr. Sahar Maghsoudy-Louyeh, Aerospace Corporation
Mr. Iman Mehdipour, Missouri University of Science & Technology
Dr. Anish Poudel, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
Ms. Christine Schnitzer, ASNT International Service Center
Ms. Erica Schumacher, Extende, Inc.
Mr. Ryan Spencer, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Mr. Hossein Taheri, Iowa State University
Dr. Matthew Witte, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

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