Programme

3-5 September 2024
The International Centre, Telford, UK 



Monday 2 September 2024
16.00-19.00
RegistrationExhibition Hall 3 Foyer
19.00-21.00Welcome Buffet – Exhibition Hall 3 Foyer

Tuesday 3 September 2024
08.00
Registration – Exhibition Hall 3 Foyer
Tea, Coffee and Exhibition – Exhibition Hall 3
09.20-10.00Opening Plenary Paper – Roy Sharpe Prize Lecture: ‘Data-to-decision’ in SHM/NDT: how detection theory transforms SHM/NDT data into an actionable decision space
M D Todd, University of California San Diego, USA

Sponsored by C J Simmonds, Ultramag Inspection Services Ltd, UK

Chair: Professor I Cooper, President of BINDT, UK
Room: Ironbridge 3
10.00-10.30Plenary Paper – Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group (DIAG) Panel Session: an introduction to EDI within engineering and overview of DIAG. A conversation starter
C Bull, RCNDE, UK

Chair: Professor I Cooper, President of BINDT, UK
Room: Ironbridge 3
10.30-11.30Tea, Coffee and Exhibition – Exhibition Hall 3

Session 1A – RCNDE Showcase:
Ultrasonics

Chair: C Bull
Room: Ironbridge 3
Session 1B – SHM


Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Wenlock 1 & 2
Session 1C – Medical and related NDT

Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Wenlock 3 & 4

11.30-11.50
[1A1] The UK Research Centre in
Non-Destructive Evaluation (RCNDE)

C Bull
RCNDE, UK
[1B1] Monitoring mechanical performance of self-drilling, self-tapping screws after installation using
impact-type tooling in modern methods of construction (MMC)

R Murphy, S Mickovski and N Hytiris
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
[1C1] Application of ultrasonic waves for non-invasive detection and treatment of thrombosis

S Karimian¹ and N Karimian²
¹Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
²Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

11.50-12.10
[1A2] Thermochromic liquid crystal sensors for ultrasonic displacement measurements

M Turvey, O Trushkevych, D J McKnight and R S Edwards
University of Warwick, UK
[1B2] Structural health monitoring considerations of self-drilling,
self-tapping screws in saline environments

G McMeekin
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
[1C2] Enhancing dysphagia management: non-invasive tongue force measurement device for improved diagnosis and treatment

A Teklemariam, N Karimian, A Manga,
K Winwood and E Tole
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

12.10-12.30
[1A3] Efficient finite element simulation of ultrasonic defect responses in arbitrarily complex materials and geometries

P Wilcox
University of Bristol, UK
[1B3] Advancing turbine engine monitoring: smart thread sensing technology

C Wang¹, T Comyn¹, N Curry²
and T Stevenson¹
¹Ionix Advanced Technologies, UK
²ICE Electronics, UK
[1C3] Enhancing medication adherence in elderly patients with iron deficiency anaemia: a non-invasive device approach

N Karimian and S Ghafouri
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

12.30-12.50
[1A4] Non-contact pressure measurement of sealed units using an EMAT-based acoustic resonance method

S Dixon¹ and E Sharp¹,²
¹University of Warwick, UK
²National Nuclear Laboratory Ltd, UK
[1B4] Identification and characterisation of defects from strain gauge measurements using simulation-driven machine learning techniques

A Ballisat, W Alden and M Freeman
Centre For Modelling and Simulation (CFMS), UK
[1C4]

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12.50-14.20

14.00
Lunch and Exhibition – Exhibition Hall 3


Trade and Industry Executive Committee Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Room: Coalport 1

Session 2A – RCNDE Showcase: Electromagnetics

Chair: Dr J Watson
Room: Ironbridge 3
Session 2B – Digital signal processing and imaging

Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Wenlock 1 & 2
Session 2C – Inspection qualification


Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Wenlock 3 & 4

14.20-14.40
[2A1] A new scanning system for the magnetic imaging of corrosion under insulation using quantum well
Hall-effect sensors

A Lindley¹, R Murshudov¹,
J Sexton² and M Missous¹,²
¹Advanced Hall Sensors Ltd, UK
²University of Manchester, UK
[2B1] Automated defect classification for X-ray backscatter (XBS) inspection of tenanted arches

N Pietrow, M Begg, H Murtaza, J Elliott and M Rahman
The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), UK
[2C1] Evaluation of the performance capability of remote visual inspection using drones

A Bannister, G Alliott and M Stewart
Health and Safety Executive, Science and Research Centre, UK

14.40-15.00
[2A2] Design of a hand-held system for detection of corrosion under insulation using quantum well Hall-effect sensors

R Murshudov¹, A Lindley¹,
J Sexton² and M Missous¹,²
¹Advanced Hall Sensors Ltd, UK
²University of Manchester, UK
[2B2] Porosity evaluation of additively manufactured parts using artificial intelligence for automated defect recognition based on artificial intelligence models

I Britto-da-Silva, E Costa-Santos
and J Schulz
Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH, Germany
[2C2] Performance assessment of NDT for corrosion under pipe supports (CUPS)

M Jones and S Burch
ESR Technology Ltd, UK

15.00-15.20
[2A3] Structural health monitoring of aluminium aircraft wing bolt holes using a novel eddy current sensor

W Punter, B Drinkwater and R Hughes
University of Bristol, UK
[2B3]

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[2C3] Acoustic emission-based health monitoring of composite wind turbine blades

S Sikdar¹, S Banerjee² and R Mishra¹
¹University of Huddersfield, UK
²Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

15.20-16.20Tea, Coffee and Exhibition – Exhibition Hall 3

RCNDE Showcase: Phased array

Chair: To be confirmed
Room: Ironbridge 3
Electromagnetics

Chair: Dr R Hughes

Room: Wenlock 1 & 2
Digital radiography

Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Wenlock 3 & 4

16.20-16.40
[2A4] Phased array ultrasonic testing of additively friction stir deposited AA2024 aluminium alloy samples

J Walker¹, B Mills¹, E Germano¹,
Y Javadi¹, G Buffa², C MacLeod¹,
A Gaghagan¹, G Pierce¹, C Mineo³
and S Tamimi¹
¹University of Strathclyde, UK
²University of Palermo, Italy
³Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, Italy
[2B4] Growing adoption of eddy current array technologies in industry

J Watson, H Garlick and T Armitt
Lavender International NDT Consultancy Services Ltd, UK
[2C4] In pictures: digital radiography over 25 years

J McNab
Oceaneering International Services Ltd, UK

16.40-17.00
[2A5] Advanced non-invasive ultrasound technique for measuring whisky cask level

D Zhang, W Jackson, G Dobie,
C Macleod, A Gachagan
and C Forrester
Strathclyde University, UK
[2B5] High-definition array capability addition to RFT for ferromagnetic tubing analysis

S Savard, D Aubé and D Veilleux
Eddyfi Technologies, Canada
[2C5] Novel X-ray sources unlock new computed tomography possibilities

N Brierley, K Mrzljak and
B Zengerling
Diondo GmbH, Germany

17.00

18.00-22.00
Conference close for the day

Evening Function
– to be confirmed. This is included in all full-time registrations. For part-time registrations, should you wish to attend, please contact the BINDT conference registration desk. Subject to availability, as places are limited.

Wednesday 4 September 2024
08.00
Registration – Exhibition Hall 3 Foyer
Tea, Coffee and Exhibition – Exhibition Hall 3
09.00-09.20Plenary Paper – Anne Birt Prize Winner Lecture: to be confirmed
Speaker to be confirmed

Chair: Professor I Cooper, President of BINDT, UK
Room: Ironbridge 3
09.20-09.40Next generation NDT: how artificial intelligence will define the future of inspection and structural health monitoring
R Gr Maev, University of Windsor, Canada

Chair: Professor I Cooper, President of BINDT, UK
Room: Ironbridge 3
09.40-09.50Ten-Minute Comfort Break

Session 3A – RCNDE Showcase: Ultrasonics

Chair: Dr C Brett
Room: Ironbridge 3
Session 3B – SHM and materials characterisation

Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Wenlock 1 & 2
Session 3C – Guided wave ultrasonics

Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Wenlock 3 & 4

09.50-10.10
[3A1] The power of high speed, accurate, ultrasonic modelling for NDT

P Huthwaite
Imperial College London, UK
[3B1] Experimental trials using the RAPID algorithm for structural health monitoring of aerospace carbon composites

T Bertenshaw
GKN Aerospace Services Ltd, UK
[3C1] Assessment of the structural integrity of hidden sewer support structures using guided waves

G Malfense-Fierro, S Shridhar
and J Elliott
The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), UK

10.10-10.30
[3A2] A framework for assessment of mixed ultrasonic inspection and monitoring approaches in corrosion surveillance

Y Zhang and F Cegla
Imperial College London, UK
[3B2] Simulation-driven development of the RAPID algorithm for structural health monitoring of aerospace carbon composites

A Ballisat¹, L Nolan¹ and T Bertenshaw²
¹Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS), UK
²GKN Aerospace Services Ltd, UK
[3C2] Guided wave detection of metallic defects using thin-film sparse arrays and convolutional neural networks

C Dick
Novosound Ltd, UK

10.30-
11.00
Tea, Coffee and Exhibition – Exhibition Hall 3
11.00-11.20
[3A3] Phase characterisation of
nickel-based superalloys using ultrasound

J Jobling
Imperial College London, UK
[3B3] Implication of fine and coarse aggregate on semi non-destructive CAPO tests in a concrete structure for compressive strength estimation

Z Ullah¹, R Rahooja², H Rub-Nawaz¹,³ and B Sarfaraz¹
¹Council for Works and Housing Research (CWHR), Pakistan
²Individual Consultant (NDT), Pakistan
³Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR), Pakistan
[3C3] 24/7 large-area corrosion monitoring

T Vogt, D Alleyne and R Jones
Guided Ultrasonics Ltd, UK

11.20-11.40
[3A4] NDE measurement requirements for real-time updating of digital twins

C Middleton, T Nguyen and E Patterson
University of Liverpool, UK
[3B4] Novel technique search for the inspection of post-tensioned bridge structures

L Harrison
Jacobs Engineering Group, UK
[3C4] Diversity and inclusion advisory group (DIAG) interactive workshop

K Kirk
University of Northampton, UK



11.40-12.00
[3A5] To be confirmed[3B5] Ultrasonic evaluation of grain size based on specimen expansion

X Gong¹, X Chen¹,², Y Yao¹,²,
G Wu¹ and H Chen¹
¹Nanchang Hangkong University, China
²University of the West of England, UK
12.00-12.15
BINDT’s strategy for serving the NDT, CM and SHM community: an update
D Gilbert, CEO, BINDT, UK

Room: Ironbridge 3

12.15-12.30
Apprenticeships: the NDT success story
S Cunningham, Lavender International NDT Consultancy Services Ltd, UK

Room: Ironbridge 3

12.30-
14.00

12.30


13.00-13.30
Lunch and Exhibition – Exhibition Hall 3


BINDT Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Ironbridge 3
Followed by Lunch and Exhibition – Exhibition Hall 3

Benevolent Fund Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Ironbridge 3
Followed by Lunch and Exhibition – Exhibition Hall 3
14.00-
14.30

President’s Honour Lecture: to be confirmed
Speaker to be confirmed

Chair: Professor I Cooper, President of BINDT, UK
Room: Ironbridge 3


Session 4A – RCNDE Showcase: Composites

Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Ironbridge 3
Session 4B – Rail and axle testing


Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Wenlock 1 & 2
Session 4C – Phased array


Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Wenlock 3 & 4

14.30-14.50
[4A1] A predictive model for electrical fault uncertainty in carbon
fibre-reinforced polymer

M Osama, B Stephen and C Jones
University of Strathclyde, UK
[4B1] AI-assisted ultrasonic testing of rails: a case study

T Tyystjärvi, O Jessen-Juhler,
T Koskinen and I Virkkunen
Trueflaw Ltd, Finland
[4C1] Reducing false calls in HTHA inspection through phase coherence imaging (PCI)

S Baba, V Chumillas and F Turcu
Evident Europe GmbH – UK Branch

14.50-15.10
[4A2] Ultrasonic guided wave monitoring of resin flow in
vacuum-assisted resin injection processes

C Calistru¹, R Gomes¹, E Mohseni¹,
S G Pierce¹, C MacLeod¹, D Lines¹,
I Bomphray², T Weis², G Munro³
and T O’Hare³
¹University of Strathclyde, UK
²National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), UK
³Spirit AeroSystems, UK
[4B2] Overview of NDT array techniques applied to inspection of rolling stock

G Corti¹, S Caspary², E Peng³,
C Spörri and F Vicat
¹Evident Europe GmbH – UK Branch
²Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing, Germany
³DTEC GmbH, Germany
Controltech AG, Switzerland
Evident Canada Inc, Canada
[4C2] Real-time adaptive plane wave imaging with dual linear array
applied to the detection of cracks in austenitic welds

C Popplewell, N Laroche and
S Deutsch
The Phased Array Company (TPAC), France

15.10-15.30
[4A3] To be confirmed[4B3] 

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[4C3] NDE 4.0 concepts applied to portable PAUT inspection

P Burrows¹ and F Mainguy²
¹Baugh & Weedon, UK
²Pragma, UK

15.30-
16.15
Tea, Coffee and Exhibition – Exhibition Hall 3

Session 4A – RCNDE Showcase: to be confirmed

Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Ironbridge 3
Session 4B – SHM in composites


Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Wenlock 1 & 2
Session 4C – The needs of the end user

Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Wenlock 3 & 4

16.15-16.35
[4A4] To be confirmed[4B4] Guided wave based structural health monitoring of composite wind turbine blades

S Sikdar¹, A Prakash-Kalgutkar²
and S Banerjee²
¹University of Huddersfield, UK
²Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

[4C4] Unified NDT inspection software platform to serve the NDE community

S Couture
Evident Canada Inc, Canada

16.35-16.55
[4A5] To be confirmed[4B5] Towards efficient recycling of wind turbine blades using virtual twins generated via large scale inspection

G P Malfense-Fierro, P Beaumont,
B Norman, S Smith and A Birch
The Manufacturing Technology Centre Ltd, UK
[4C5] Not NDE 4.0 but NDE N_Ext for future labs

P Wadyalkar
OMS Software Pty Ltd, Australia

16.55-17.15
[4A6] To be confirmed[4B6] A new capability of 3D inspection of composite parts using the tomosynthesis technique and robotic deployment to increase data yield and reduce inspection time

M Holden¹, M Contino¹, T Stengelin¹,
A Barnes¹, C Antrobus¹, C Taylor¹,
L Van De Parijs¹, J Whittle¹, B Hughes¹,
Y Hryshchenko², S Asif², P Webb²,
N Avdelidis², A Adiuku²
and A Plastropoulos²
¹Adaptix Ltd, UK
²Cranfield University, UK

[4C6] 

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17.15-17.35
[4A7] To be confirmed[4B7] 

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[4C7] 

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17.35

18.30-23.00
Conference close for the day

Pre-dinner drinks, Awards Ceremony and Conference Dinner
– Ironbridge 1

18.30-19.00 Pre-dinner drinks
19.00-19.10 Everyone to be seated
19.10-19.57 Awards Ceremony
19.57-20.05 Comfort break
20.05-20.12 Welcome and introductions
20.12-21.30 Conference Dinner
21.30-22.00 Speeches and raffle

Thursday 5 September 2024
08.00
Registration – Exhibition Hall 3 Foyer
Tea, Coffee and Exhibition – Exhibition Hall 3
09.15-09.45Plenary Paper: to be confirmed
Speaker to be confirmed

Chair: Professor I Cooper, President of BINDT, UK
Room: Ironbridge 3

Session 5A – RCNDE Showcase: Automated and robotic NDT

Chair: To be confirmed
Room: Ironbridge 3
Session 5B – Machine learning and AI


Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Wenlock 1 & 2
Session 5D – Commercial session


Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Exhibition Hall 3 Presentation Area

09.45-10.05
[5A1] Recent advances in robotic
non-destructive testing

R Vithanage¹, G Pierce¹, M Shields¹,
A Hifi¹, A Poole¹, E Mohseni¹,
T O’Hare², G Munro²,
J O’Brian-O’Reilly², M Grosser³,
C MacLeod¹ and A Gachagan¹
¹University of Strathclyde, UK
²Spirit AeroSystems, UK
³Spirit AeroSystems, USA
[5B1] Development and comparison of RNN, LSTM and GRU neural network models for automated eddy current inspection of heat exchanger tubes using real world industrial data

M Balaban and K Gündoğdu
AIS Field, Turkey
[5D1] To be confirmed
10.05-10.25
[5A2] Flexible component identification for automated scanning and real-time defect detection

A Hifi¹, V Tunukovic¹, S McKnight¹,
E Mohseni¹, R Vithanage¹, G Pierce¹,
T O’Hare², J O'Brien-O'Reilly²,
G Munro², M Grosser³,
C MacLeod¹ and A Gachagan¹
¹University of Strathclyde, UK
²Spirit AeroSystems, UK
³Spirit AeroSystems, USA
[5B2] 

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[5D2] To be confirmed
10.25-10.45
[5A3] Pose control and profile tracking with eddy current sensor and robotic arm for NDT applications

X Bai, F Zhu, Z Xia, T Meng and W Yin
University of Manchester, UK
[5B3] 

THIS SLOT IS AVAILABLE FOR A LATE SUBMISSION
[5D3] To be confirmed
10.45-11.15
Tea, Coffee and Exhibition – Exhibition Hall 3
11.15-11.45Plenary Paper: to be confirmed
Speaker to be confirmed

Chair: Professor I Cooper, President of BINDT, UK
Room: Ironbridge 3

Session 6A – RCNDE Showcase: Digital tools

Chair: To be confirmed
Room: Ironbridge 3
Session 6B – To be confirmed


Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Wenlock 1 & 2
Session 6D – To be confirmed


Chair: To be confirmed

Room: Exhibition Hall 3 Presentation Area

11.45-12.05
[6A1] NDE measurement requirements for real-time updating of digital twins

C Middleton, T Nguyen and E Patterson
University of Liverpool, UK
[6B1] 

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[6D1] To be confirmed
12.05-12.25
[6A2] 

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[6B2] 

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[6D2] To be confirmed
12.25-12.45
[6A3] To be confirmed[6B3] 

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[6D3] To be confirmed
12.45-13.05
[6A4] To be confirmed[6B4] 

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[6D4] To be confirmed
13.05-13.25
[6A5] To be confirmed[6B5] 

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[6D5] To be confirmed
13.25-13.45
[6A6] To be confirmed[6B6] 

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[6D6] To be confirmed
13.45

13.50
Conference close and Prize Award Ceremony – Exhibition Hall 3

Hot Lunch – Exhibition Hall 3

For further information contact: Events and Awards Department, The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing,
Midsummer House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road, Northampton NN1 5NX, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1604 438300; Email: conf@bindt.org