Programme 7 September 2017

5-7 September 2017, The International Centre, Telford, UK 

Thursday 7 September
08.00 onwards RegistrationUpstairs, outside Ironbridge 1
09.00–09.30 Plenary Paper – The Mid-Hants Railway's Canadian Pacific project – NDT experience and future requirements
B Peacock and A Netherwood, Outreach and Interpretation Officer, Canadian Pacific Project, Mid Hants Railway Ltd 'Watercress Line'
Chair: Ms C Bull
Room: Ironbridge 3

Plenary Paper – A car for women and other stories – the story of Dorothée Pullinger, pioneer motor engineer of the 1920s
K J Kirk1, A Grace1, K Kosmala1, E Viza1, N Baker1and N Johnson-Symington2
1University of the West of Scotland
2Riverside Museum, Glasgow
Chair: Ms C Bull
Room: Ironbridge 3
  Session 5A – Digital signal processing and modelling

Chair: Dr R Chapman
Room: Ironbridge 3

Session 5B – Quality and reliability in NDT

Chair: Mr D J Gilbert
Room: Wenlock 1

Session 5C – Novel applications

Chair: Mr K Pickup
Room: Wenlock 2

[5A1] Investigation into the sound field reproduction systems: compensation factors and performance improvement techniques

A Montazeri1, S Karimian2 and
N Karimian3
1Lancaster University
2University of Oxford
3Faculty of Engineering – University of Tehran
[5B1] A proposal to enhance the importance of reliability in the application of NDE and SHM

D J Gilbert1 and B McGrath2
2Amec Foster Wheeler
[5C1] Corrosion under pipe supports: a novel approach based on pulsed eddy current testing

A Potvin and M Sirois
10.20 [5A2] A method for signal reconstruction in the moving mode of eddy current thermography

J Wei, L Zhang, W Zheng and M He
China University of Petroleum (Beijing)
[5B2] Inter-laboratory proficiency testing of NDT labs according to ISO 17043 as a tool for the continuous improvement principle according to ISO 9001

T Zavadil
ATG Ltd, Czech Republic 
[5C2] Simulation modelling for the development of condition monitoring techniques on nuclear plant

J Taggart, J Skelton and R Pritchard

10.40 [5A3] Use of psychoacoustics models as non-destructive means for active noise control systems

A Montazeri3, S Karimian2 and
N Karimian1
1Faculty of Engineering – University of Tehran
2University of Oxford
3Lancaster University
[5B3] Mixed-light inspection

G Walker
Inspection Technologies Limited
[5C3] Dynamic inspection and maintenance scheduling of critical railway infrastructure components using advanced structural health monitoring techniques

Z Huang1, P Vallely1,2,
E Hakan Gunel3, S Shi1,4,
E Giannouli1,4, A Amini1,
F Nieves Bogonez1, F Pedro Garcia Marquez5, S  Kaewunruen6
and M Papaelias1
1School of Metallurgy and Materials, The University of Birmingham
2Network Rail,
3DATEM TCDD, Ankara, Turkey
4National Structural Integrity Research Centre, Cambridge
5ETSII, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain
6School of Engineering, The University of Birmingham
11.00 [5A4] Validation of the simulation software CIVA UT in separated transmit/receive configurations

F Foucher1, S Lonne1,
G Toullelan2, S Mahaut2,
S Chatillon2 and E Schumacher3
1Extende, France
2CEA LIST, France
3Extende Inc, USA
[5B4] NDT techniques used in materials and welds to check material behaviour and flaw detection

R Baskar
BIT Inspection Technology Pvt Ltd
[5C4] Utilising computed tomography as an NDT technique in additive manufacturing

J Luebbehuesen
GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies GmbH

 Materials Testing Exhibition, Tea and CoffeeRoom: Exhibition Hall 3
Engineering Council Registration application helpdesk – taking place on the BINDT stand

Session 6A – Electromagnetics

Chair: Dr W Gardner
Room: Ironbridge 3

Session 6B – Ultrasonics

Chair: Dr R Chapman
Room: Wenlock 1

Session 6C – Novel applications

Chair: Professor K Kirk
Room: Wenlock 2
11.50[6A1] EM sensor system for characterisation of AHSS steels

M Aghadavoudi, L Zhou and C Davis
Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick
[6B1] Application of laser ultrasonic technique for non-contact detection of high-temperature metal surface imperfections

R Guo, H Wang and J Zhang
College of Automation Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
[6C1] Acoustic emission for structural health monitoring using thin-film transducers

K J Kirk, A A Ghouri and D Hutson
University of the West of Scotland
12.10[6A2] Factors that influence the bandwidth of magnetic flux leakage

N R Pearson1, M A Boat1 and
J S D Mason2
1Eddyfi Technologies

2Swansea University
[6B2] Surface defect characterisation by non-contact miniaturised ultrasonic scanning system

O Trushkevych and
R S Edwards
University of Warwick

[6C2] Assessment of corrosion under insulation and engineered temporary wraps using pulsed eddy current techniques

M Morozov1, G Dobie1,
A Gachagan1, B J Brown2 and
M Dixon2
1University of Strathclyde
2TRAC Oil & Gas Ltd, Aberdeen, UK
12.30[6A3] Surface crack detection in dressed steel welds using advanced quantum well Hall-effect sensors

J M Watson, C W Liang,
E Ahmad, J Sexton and
M Missous
University of Manchester
[6B3] Evaluation of rail surface cracks using laser ultrasonic technique

J Yi1, W Haitao1, T Guiyun1,2, Y Qiuji1, G Yunlai1, H Pan1 and X Jun1
1Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
2Newcastle University
[6C3] Smart shopping basket for NDT of food

S Karimian and
A M Ketabchi
Shahid Beheshti University 
12.50 [6A4] Non-destructive detection of metallic objects under AC magnetic field illumination

E Ahmad, C W Liang, J M Watson and M Missous
University of Manchester
[6B4] Robotics and the future of visual inspections: disrupting the industry one drone at a time

J Valerio Palomba
[6C4] Selective recovery of metallic scraps using electromagnetic tensor spectroscopy

N Karimian, M O'Toole and
A Peyton
University of Manchester
13.10–13.30 [6A5] A real time quantum well Hall-effect 2D hand-held magnetovision system for ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic materials

C W Liang, E Ahmad,
E Balaban, F A Biruu,
J Sexton and M Missous
University of Manchester

[6B5] Increasing the probability of sub-millimeter defect detection for eddy current arrays

A Egbeyemi and S Dixon
University of Warwick

[6C5] 2D magnetic field sensing around defects in ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic materials using 2DEG quantum well Hall-effect sensor arrays
F A Biruu, E Balaban,
E Ahmad, C-W Liang and
M Missous
University of Manchester



Conference Close and Prize Award Ceremony – Room: TBC

Materials Testing Exhibition, Lunch, Tea and Coffee – Room: Exhibition Hall 3
Engineering Council Registration application helpdesk – taking place on the BINDT stand

Exhibition closes

Tuition sessions for practitioners will be held within the Materials Testing Exhibition.

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