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Rolf Diederichs
Director, Editor
NDT.net, Germany, Joined Nov 1998, 603

Rolf Diederichs

Director, Editor
NDT.net,
Germany,
Joined Nov 1998
603
02:11 May-31-1997
Thank you: Summary of the application workshop and upcoming events

Thanks to all participants for your interest in the UTonline workshop.

As in "real" conferences the figures of publicly held discussions are often
not very high, however the 46 messages (11 topics) posted here show an
excellent professional background. Also the number of workshop messages do not reflect actual
workshop traffic.
Even with our comfortable new mailing list, which reduces the traffic to the
webpage, the statistics show 1017 visits to the application workshop page. (Statistic below)
Mr Schlengerman's paper received the highest traffic with 194 visits.
That's a good number compared to conferences which usually have a much smaller
audience. For that reason we think that in times of increasing economic
stress our workshops offer an attractive way to reach people - good news
for readers and panelists.
Of course we can't take the place of "real" events, but we hope to give
people who can't go there anyway a forum for sharing new technology and
information.

A short review of the proceedings with the most topical discussion. The TOFD
topic presented in-depth information in the messages of
Ed Ginzel [message 60] ,
Udo Schlengerman [message 67] and
Hermann Wuestenberg [message 76].
After reading those messages it is clear that this method has its limitations and shouldn't be used for weld
testing without combining conventional UT methods. We had planned in one of
the next issues to focus on TOFD; we will still do that, incorporating
the information presented here.

The next workshop will be held in October - a so-called 'UTonline Fall
Workshop'; we've combined the originally planned thickness and automation
workshop to assemble a broader-based application workshop. Some papers focusing on
thickness and automation have already been submitted. More experts are invited to
send their papers and participate as panelists.

Of course we want to continue improving the workshop. An extended list of
participants is one additional feature we are considering, e.g., homepage
link, and space for a profile of each, for more personal contact among users.
But we'd like to know how you liked this one and what you'd like to see
in the future. Please complete the questionnaire and tell us what you think.

We hope to see you soon at the 'UTonline Fall Workshop' in October,
meanwhile stay with us on UTonline.

Thank you!

Rolf Diederichs
UTonline Publisher

See also:
Summary of the Transducer workshop

May '97 Statistics on some major workshop files:

Program started at Sat-31-May-1997 21:31 local time.
Analysed requests from Thu-01-May-1997 00:00 to Sat-31-May-1997 21:31 (30.9 days).
Number of distinct hosts served: 5 709
requested files, sorted by number of requests.

3466 Frontpage
1017 Application Workshop
748 ApplicationWorkshop messages (all)
436 Transducer Workshop messages (all)
237 Transducer Library
216 Workshop Homepage
194 Article Schlengermann
183 Article Hillger
168 Transducer Workshop
161 Article Chahbaz
143 Article Krause
134 Article Ginzel
128 Article Wuestenberg
127 Article Nelligan
122 Article Strycek
121 Article Svilainis
114 Article Freemantle
107 Workshop Lounche
107 Article Mohr
107 Application Libary
107 Panelists Bios
102 Transducer Libary
97 Workshop participants List
94 Article Carodiskey
74 Workshop Help
65 Workshop Questionaire/Registration
64 Q&A UT1
45 Transducer Q&A
29 Q&A UT3
24 Q&A UT2




    
 
 

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