NDTnet - November 1996, Vol.1 No.11

INTERNATIONAL NDT TECHNICAL COLLABORATION USING THE INTERNET

By Yoseph Bar-Cohen, JPL, Caltech, Pasadena, CA,
yosi@jpl.nasa.gov
Rolf Diederichs, UTonline Journal, Germany, info@ndt.net
Marty Jones, Edison Welding Institute, Columbus, OH, mpjones@ewi.org
Morio Onoe, Ricoh, Yokohama, Japan, onoe@ricoh.co.jp

ABSTRACT

The power of Internet is increasingly being recognized as a communication tool that provides information in multimedia formats at speeds that cannot be matched by any other known method. In a short time since its inception, Internet became a household name and NDE communities around the world are rapidly recognizing its power. As the number of Internet tools and interactive archives are growing exponentially it is time for the international NDT community to coordinate its efforts. Areas that are benefited in short terms include international standards and process specifications, as well as the establishment of Internet conferences, journals and international expert pool. Another important area that can provide benefit to the NDT community is the creation of an international database which will be linked globally to the numerous NDT websites around the world. To assure the quality of the webpage input, an international panel of reviewers will monitor the content of the information that is being logged. This paper was coauthored by multi-national individuals who set an example of technical NDT collaboration over the Internet by electronically coauthoring this paper. The paper summarizes the technology status, highlights current NDT Internet activities and suggests action items for international collaboration.

INTRODUCTION

CURRENT CAPABILITIES OF THE INTERNET

NDT AND THE INTERNET

PROPOSED FUTURE ACTION

LITERATURE REFERENCES

INTERENET REFERENCES


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