Research 2018

Research Symposium 2018

27th Research Symposium 2018

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

Dear Colleagues:

Thank you very much!

The 27th ASNT Research Symposium was successful once again this year because of the dedicated efforts of the program committee, ASNT staff, the speakers, the exhibitors and the continued support and active participation of the attendees. On the behalf of the Research Symposium Program Committee, we want to thank all those who attended the Symposium in Orlando, FL. And a special thanks to our sponsors—Olympus and QSA Global.

Once again, we have raised the bar for future Symposia. We received a record number of abstract submissions and attendance increased from last year. The comments we overheard last week were positive and humbling. Plans are already underway for next year’s Symposium, April 1-4, 2019, in Anaheim, CA.

The theme for ASNT Research Symposium is “Advancing NDE Technologies, Research, and Engineering in a Changing World.” The primary goal is to bring everyone together and provide a unique opportunity for sharing knowledge. We hope that you found the Symposium informative and worthwhile. The quality of technical papers presented was world-class, and the spectrum of topics was very current and broad.  A newly organized invited lecture series was a great success. These took place after the lunch and at the end of the day and provided attendees the chance to learn about new subjects and new opportunities.

Finally, the enthusiasm of all 350 attendees—the speakers, the exhibitors, the students, the committee chairs and members, the Level III inspectors—all helped make this event a great success and that positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun. We wish you all the best and hope that you continue to be engaged with the ASNT Research Symposium.

Mark your calendars now: ASNT Research Symposium April 1-4, 2019, Hyatt Regency Orange County, Anaheim, CA.

As a reminder, we are working on preparing the 2018 ASNT Research Symposium proceedings which will be made available to the attendees this summer. Watch for an email from ASNT that will include a download link.

Hope to see you again soon at an ASNT Conference.

Anish Poudel, Ph.D.
ASNT Research Symposium Program Chair


5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Exhibit

Welcome Reception & Exhibits Open

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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

NDT Methods Applicable to Health Monitoring of ABC Closure Joints

Presenter(s): Mr Saman Farhangdoust »

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X-ray Computed Tomography of Additively Manufactured Metal Parts

Presenter(s): Mr William H Green

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10:20 AM

Common Operating Platform for Employing UAVs in Infrastructure Monitoring

Presenter(s): Mr Niranjan Rao Krishnan »

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Ultrasonic Grain Scattering for Advancing Additive Manufacturing Techniques

Presenter(s): Ms Andrea Arguelles

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

Presenter(s): Dr Hossein Taheri »

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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Lunch

Lunch with Exhibitors

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Room: Orange/Lake/Osceola

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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; Dr. Piervincenzo Rizzo

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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Non-Destructive Characterization of 3D-Printed Turbine Components Featuring Engineered Porosity

Presenter(s): Mr Ilya Mingareev

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2:40 PM

Improvement of Resolution in Frequency Selective Surface-Based Sensors

Presenter(s): Ms Mahboobeh Mahmoodi »

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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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Process Monitoring and Predictive Analytics for Additive Manufacturing Using Machine Learning

Presenter(s): Dazhong Wu

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3:20 PM - 3:40 PM | Break

Break with Exhibitors

N/A

Room: Orange/Lake/Osceola

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Structural Health Monitoring II

Room: Seminole B

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

NDE of Railroads

Room: Seminole A

Session Chairs: Mr. Gregory Garcia; Mr. Albert Liang

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

Field Verification for the B-WIM System Using Wireless Sensors

Presenter(s): Mr Yahya Mohammed Mohammed »

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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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Aerospace and Composites

Room: Seminole B

Session Chair: Dr. Gary Georgeson; Mr. Amir Nasrollahi

Ultrasonics

Room: Seminole A

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

9:00 AM

Wave Propagation in Damaged Composite Materials

Presenter(s): Dr John C Duke, Jr »

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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

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

Presenter(s): Mr Robert W Bergman »

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10:00 AM

Multi-Sensor Data-fusion for Improved Diagnosis and Prognosis of Delamination in Composites

Presenter(s): Ms Portia Banerjee

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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 Mueck »

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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): Ms Marybeth N Miceli

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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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NDE Modeling & Simulation

Room: Seminole B

Session Chair: Ms. Erica Schumacher

NDT of Piping and Pipelines

Room: Seminole A

Session Chairs: Dr. Yi-Cheng Pan; Mr. Daniel Cleary

2:00 PM

Construction Site Evaluation Employing 3D Models From UAV Imagery

Presenter(s): Mr Aswin Balasubramaniam »

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

Presenter(s): Mr 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 Steven Trevino

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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): Dr 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

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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FELLOWSHIP AWARD WINNER: Microwave NDE System with Metamaterial Sensor for High Resolution Imaging of Composites

Presenter(s): Mr Saptarshi Mukherjee

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4:20 PM

Thermographic Characterization of Subsurface Defects

Presenter(s): Dr Steven M Shepard »

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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

Thermal Methods, Mixed Reality Applications and Decision-making

Presenter(s): Dr Fikret Necati Catbas

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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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topics

Advanced-Emerging-NDE Methods

Room: Seminole B

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

Radiography/Digital Imaging

Room: Seminole A

Session Chair: Dr. Kyungcho Kim

9:00 AM

Evaluating New Technology for UT & DFT Non-Destructive Testing

Presenter(s): Mr Jeff McCutcheon

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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

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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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

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

Presenter(s): Dr Roman Gr Maev »

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

Presenter(s): Dr Reza Rashetnia

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10:20 AM

Ultrasonic Full-Waveforms Comparison Technique to Detect Changes in the Applied Stress on Concrete

Presenter(s): Mr Ali Hafiz

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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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10:40 AM

TBA-Radiography/Digital Imaging

Presenter(s): N/A

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topics

Structural Health Monitoring III

Room: Seminole B

Session Chair: Dr. Shant Kenderian

General NDE

Room: Seminole A

Session Chairs: Dr. Dominique Braconnier; Mr. Mehrdad Ghyabi

1:00 PM

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

Presenter(s): Mr Yahya Mohammed Mohammed »

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

Presenter(s): Mr Amir Nasrollahi »

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1:20 PM

Structural Health Monitoring of Vertical Lift Bridge Using Vibration Data

Presenter(s): Mr Vahid Shahsavari »

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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

Metasurface Based Surface Crack Sensor using Asymmetric Complementary Split Ring Resonator

Presenter(s): Mr Salem Ali Al Otaibi »

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Truncation Effects of Frequency Selective Surface-Based Sensors

Presenter(s): Ms Mahboobeh Mahmoodi »

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2:00 PM

Seismically Damaged Structure Assessment Under Subsequent Extreme Events

Presenter(s): Mrs Heba Elsisi »

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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

Neutron Generator Driven Active Nuclear Fuel Scanner

Presenter(s): Dr Karuppanan Sekar

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2:40 PM

Towards New Imaging Methods for Ultrasonic Nondestructive Testing Part I

Presenter(s): Mr Alan Caulder »

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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.

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