Conference & Proceedings

6th International Symposium on NDT in Aerospace

12-14th November 2014, Madrid, Spain
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PREFACE


Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation (NDT&E) is one of the most critical aspects within the field of aerospace structural design. A wide range of NDT procedures ensure that not a single manufactured component reaches service without first passing a series of stringent tests. In fact, today, NDT is trusted as a guarantee for safety in the aerospace arena, making new research in the field a matter of strategic and essential attention.

Although aerospace industries are constrained to the use of certified NDT procedures, there is a large volume of new R&D that is ready to be applied to the various technologies. The widespread use of modern materials, as well as new manufacturing processes in the industry, has also given rise to many new questions regarding their reliability and methods; both from a research as well as a manufacturing point of view.

The Symposium for NDT in Aerospace was established in 2008, with DGZfP and Fraunhofer IIS hosting the first congress in Fürth. After further successful events in Hamburg (2010), Montreal (2011), Augsburg (2012), Singapore (2013), the 6th Symposium for NDT in Aerospace will be held in Madrid in November 2014.

The main topics at this event are the physics of NDT, sensors and material interaction, the system design of complete inspection machines and the data evaluation by automated image processing. Special focus has been given to improvements in inspection speed and the transfer of laboratory NDT towards production and manufacturing process-integrated testing for in-line inspection.

Sixty research papers, coming from 12 different countries, will be presented during the 3-days conference, besides four invited Keynote Lectures, given by world recognized specialists. The variety and quality of the accepted papers ensure a very stimulating event, both from scientific and industrial applications points of view.

We thanks to the Scientific Committee for reviewing and selecting the submitted abstracts, to the authors for their careful work in preparing their articles, to the sponsors and industrial exhibitors for their support, and to the attendees for their presence and contributions to the discussions.

The Conference Chairmen

Prof Alfredo Güemes, Dpt Aeronautics, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid

Prof Dr-Ing Christian Boller, Fraunhofer IZFP and Saarland University

Dr. Pedro Arroyo, President of the Aerospace Comittee on AEND