Programme 12 September 2018


Wednesday 12 September
08.00Registration – Room: Conference Centre Foyer
Tea and Coffee – Room: Atrium
Joint CM and NDT PlenaryInspection and detection technologies: Where should we be in 10 years
A Bell, The Oil and Gas Technology Centre, UK
Chair: C Bull, President of BINDT
Room: Conference Theatre

  Session 7A: Digital signal processing and imaging

Chair: Professor P Charlton
Room: Conference Theatre
Session 7B: Novel techniques

Chair: Dr W Gardner
Room: 3A and 3B
Session 7C: Composites

Chairs: Professor I Cooper and Professor R Smith
Room: Suite 2
09.30-09.50[7A1] Super-resolution array imaging for the inspection of embedded rough 2D and 3D defects

J Elliott1, D Duxbury2, M Lowe1 and P Huthwaite1
1Imperial College London, UK
2Rolls-Royce, UK

[7B1] Visualising vibration – a ‘game changer’ for troubleshooting, diagnostics and RCA

K Gallant
Reliability Maintenance Solutions Ltd, UK

[7C1] Using ultrasound to map ply layup sequence and to quantify fibre and ply orientations in carbon fibre-reinforced polymer laminates

L J Nelson and R A Smith
University of Bristol, UK
09.50-10.10[7A3] Utilisation of generalised norms in the studies of Barkhausen noise measurement signals

R-P Nikula1, A Sorsa1, K Leiviskä1, S Santa-aho2 and M Vippola2
1University of Oulu, Finland
2Tampere University of Technology Laboratory of Materials Science, Finland

[7B2] Micron-scale quantum well Hall effect integrated sensor arrays for magnetic domain imaging

C-W Liang, J Sexton, M  Sadeghi and M Missous
University of Manchester, UK

[7C3] Inspection of engineered composite repairs applied to oil and gas pipework and piping to support life extension

R Lee, H Peramatzis and S Burch
ESR Technology Ltd, UK

10.10-10.30[7A2] This slot is available for late submission
[7B3] Spatially resolved acoustic spectroscopy additive manufacturing – towards online inspection

D Milesh Pieris1,2, R Patel1,2, P Dryburgh1,2, M Hirsch1,2, W Li1, S D Sharples1, R J Smith1, A T Clare2 and M Clark1
1Optics and Photonics, UK
2Advanced Component Engineering Laboratory (ACEL), University of Nottingham, UK
[3C3] Catapult project on the inspection of automotive composites

W Vesga and N Brierley
The Manufacturing Technology Centre Ltd, UK

Plenary Lecture – Diversity and inclusion in NDT
K Kirk, University of the West of Scotland and C Bull, President of BINDT
Chair: TBC
Room: Conference Theatre

Tea and Coffee – Room: Atrium
  Session 8A: Latest developments in medical sensors

Chair: TBC
Room: Conference Theatre
Session 8B: Novel techniques continued

Chair: Dr W Gardner
Room: 3A and 3B
Session 8C: Composites

Chair: Dr D Hallam
Room: Suite 2
11.30-11.50[8A1] Design of non-invasive sensor for the detection of glucose levels in diabetic patients

N Karimian and S Ghafouri Varzaneh
University of Tehran, Iran

[8B2] Impact of UV LED technology on fluorescent magnetic particle inspection (MPI) and penetrant inspection (FPI)

M Breit
SECU-CHEK GmbH, Germany

[8C1] 3D characterisation of composite laminates using ultrasonic analytic signals

R A Smith and L J Nelson
University of Bristol, UK

11.50-12.10[8A2] Fast detection of crack initiation in bone using acoustic NDT medical sensor

N Karimian and S Ghafouri Varzaneh
University of Tehran, Iran

[8B1] Substantiation of aged composite FRP tanks using new technology: lessons learned in the nuclear Industry

E Anderson  
Sellafield Ltd, UK

[8C2] Analytic signal technique applied to the 3D characterisation of 3D-woven composites

R B Tayong and R A Smith
University of Bristol, UK

Pathways to Registration – Forum and question & answer session
Room: Conference Theatre
Conference Closing CeremonyRoom: Conference Theatre
LunchRoom: Atrium

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