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NDT.net Issue - 2013-02 - NEWS
NDT.net Issue: 2013-02
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

NDT.net Moved to a New Server, Providing New Advanced Features

NDT.net115, Bad Breisig, Germany

Since 1996 NDT.net’s server is hosted by a German company called Teuto.Net. Teuto.Net delivers reliable services and provides our users with a fast access to the NDT.net services via fast Internet backbone worldwide. Recently a frequent move to a modern server hardware and software was necessary as access traffic and downloads increased significantly every month to more than 200GB during the last years.

In moving our server we have accomplished the following two major advantages.

Supporting Multilingual Characters by UTF-8
The new server and the MYSQL database work with UTF-8 character set which enables the usage of more complex letters than Latin. Now we can publish in all world languages and make the content searchable. In fact our motivation to apply this feature was the error free display of biographical data of east European languages. The Defektoskopie proceedings (in Czech),that we have already published for several Years, are now displayed without any errors.

See here as example "nondestructive testing assures safety" in different languages:

    неразрушающего контроля обеспечивает безопасность
    בדיקות לא הורסות מבטיחות בטיחות
    اختبار غير تدميري يؤكد سلامة

Supporting Search Results by Relevance
The full-text search offers now the sorting by relevance feature without the need to access a different search to look for relevance results. The user can search via one entire database search and can choose between different sorting options newest, oldest, session and relevance. The search logic "and, or and phrase" are extended to a new option "whole word". The following example demonstrates by the first 3 results the differences of a search for "austenitic" that delivers 589 results:

Article Date Relevance
Sorted by relevance:
1. Ultrasonic Inspection of Austenitic and Dissimilar Welds 2007-11 55.78
2. Ultrasonic Testing of Austenitic and Dissimilar Metal Welds 1997-12 45.73
3. Technique for Austenitic Stainless Steel Weld 2000-11 45.18
Sorted by newest first:
1. Monitoring of Martensitic Transformation in Cold-Rolled 304L Austenitic Stainless Steel by Eddy Current Method 2013-01 39.65
2. Transformation Processes in Shape Memory Alloys Based on Monitoring Acoustic Emission Activity 2012-11 0.32
3. Acoustic Emission Behavior of Martensitic Transformation During Deformation of Cu-Al-Ni Shape-Memory Alloy Single Crystals 2012-11 0.41

We apologize for the case that the movement did affect any of our main functions and any other inconveniences. Please be assured that we will work instantly to fix any errors as soon as possible.

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