Programme

6-10 September 2021 


At-a-glance programme
Morning
Monday 6 September
Session 1:
Meeting industrial needs


Tuesday 7 September
Session 3:
Ultrasonics


Wednesday 8 September
Session 5:
Composites
Thursday 9 September
Session 7:
SHM/CM for
NDE 4.0


Friday 10 September
Session 9:
NDT strategy in the UK
Afternoon
Monday 6 September
Session 2: Electromagnetics



Tuesday 7 September
Session 4:
NDE 4.0


Wednesday 8 September
Session 6:
NDE 4.0



Thursday 9 September
Session 8:
Technique validation and modelling





Day-by-day programme
Monday 6 September 2021
09.20-
09.30

Welcome and introduction

D Gilbert, CEO of BINDT, UK

09.30-
10.00

Opening Plenary paper – Roy Sharpe Prize Lecture: Piezoelectric ultrasonic transducers: from design through to application

A Gachagan, Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, University of Strathclyde, UK
Chair: Dr I Baillie
 Session 1A – Meeting industrial needs

Chair: TBC
10.00-
10.20

[1A1] Ultrasonic NDT for non-intrusive inspection of pressure vessels and pipework at elevated temperatures

S F Burch and H R Peramatzis
ESR Technology, UK
10.20-
10.40

[1A2] On-stream ultrasonic detection and monitoring of sulphidation and other high-temperature corrosion damage mechanisms

T Stevenson
Ionix Advanced Technologies Ltd, UK
10.40-11.00 [1A3] Detecting the tension of bolts and fasteners by using ultrasonics to measure elongation

M Davison
Elcometer NDT, UK
11.00-
11.15

Fifteen-minute comfort break 
11.15-11.35 [1A4] Practical use of collaborative robots (cobots) for field inspections

N Hartley, M Sutcliffe, C Hoyle, E Hoyle, A Poole and I Cooper
TWI Ltd, UK
11.35-
11.45

Technical question and answer session
11.45-
13.00

Exhibitors’ industry session
Chair: M Freeman

11.45-12.00 – Title TBC, W Vickers, Ionix Advanced Technologies, UK
12.00-12.15 – Title TBC, S Whitbread, Hamamatsu Photonics, UK
12.15-12.30 – Title TBC, A Watson, Nikon Metrology, UK
12.30-12.45 – Title TBC, G Diamond, Inspection Tech Ltd, UK
12.45-13.00 – Title TBC, M Maggioni, Proceq, UK
13.00-
13.10

Industry question and answer session 
13.10-
14.00

Lunch break
14.00-
14.30

Plenary Keynote Lecture: Neural inversion techniques for quantitative eddy current NDE

Professor A Peyton, Manchester University, UK
Chair: TBC
 Session 2A – Electromagnetics

Chair: TBC
14.30-
14.50

[2A1] Characterisation and reconstruction of fibre waviness and orientation using FEM modelling and high-frequency eddy current

Q Yi1,2, R Hughes1, P Wilcox1 and O Thomsen2,3
1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, UK
2Department of Aerospace Engineering, Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS), University of Bristol, UK
3National Composites Centre, UK
14.50-
15.10

[2A2] Resonant eddy current testing: principles, applications and limitations

R Hughes and Q Yi
University of Bristol, UK
15.10-
15.20

Ten-minute comfort break 
15.20-
15.40

[2A3] Thickness inspection of magnetic nickel coatings on ball valve mechanisms

V Syasko, P Solomenchuk, A Ivkin and A Vasilev
Constanta Ltd, Russia
 
15.40-16.00[2A4] Development of eddy current transducer for testing of penetration depth of end weld seams on steel plates of ITER resistive elements

P Solomenchuk and V Syasko
Constanta Ltd, Russia
16.00-
16.10

Technical question and answer question
16.10
Webinar close for the day 


Tuesday 7 September 2021
09.20-
09.30

Welcome and introduction

D Gilbert, CEO of BINDT, UK

09.30-
10.00

Plenary Paper: NDE 4.0: New roles and challenges for the NDE inspection personnel

M Bertovic, BAM, Germany, and I Virkkunen, Aalto University, Finland
Chair: TBC
 Session 3A – Ultrasonics

Chair: TBC
10.00-
10.20

[3A1] Ultrasonic array-based imaging with orthogonal chirps

K Prashar1,2, M Weston1 and B W Drinkwater2
1TWI Wales, UK
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, UK
10.20-10.40[3A2] Studies on a novel hyperlens concept for ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation

P Kumar, M Subair, S Ali and P Rajagopal
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
10.40-
10.55

Fifteen-minute comfort break
10.55-
11.15

[3A3] Ultrasonic monitoring of high-performance materials at high temperature, utilising thin film sensors and coded excitation

C Thring, D Lunardi, C Mackenzie, D Irving and D Hughes
Novosound Ltd, UK
11.15-
11.35

[3A4] Enhancements to the performance of ultrasonic guided wave testing on coated pipelines using split-spectrum processing

K Pedram1, M Deere2 and M Ghafourian3
1University of Greenwich, UK
2TWI Ltd, UK
3Brunel University, UK
11.35-
11.45

Technical question and answer session
11.45-
13.00

Exhibitors' industry session
Chair: M Freeman
11.45-12.00 – TBC, Eddyfi Technologies, UK
12.00-12.15 – TBC, Carestream NDT, UK
12.15-12.30 – TBC
12.30-12.45 – TBC
12.45-13.00 – TBC
13.00-
13.10

Industry question and answer session
13.10-
14.00

Lunch break
14.00-14.30 President’s Honour Lecture: The flexural ultrasonic transducer – what it is, how it works and where we might use it

S Dixon, Department of Physics and School of Engineering, University of Warwick, UK
Chair: Dr I Baillie
 Session 4A – NDE 4.0

Chair: TBC
14.30-
14.50

[4A1] Introducing the BINDT NDE 4.0 roadmap

N Brierley1, R Smith2 and P Loftus3
1diondo GmbH, Germany
2University of Bristol, UK
3RCNDE, UK
14.50-
15.10

[4A2] The role of diversity and inclusion in NDE 4.0

C Bull
AWE, UK
15.10-15.20Ten-minute comfort break
15.20-
15.40

[4A3] Title TBC

Speaker TBC
MTC, UK
15.40-16.00 [4A4] Title TBC

Speaker TBC
MTC, UK
16.00-16.20 [4A5] Single-pass autonomous scanning of arbitrary surfaces

A Poole
TWI and University of Strathclyde, UK 
16.20-
16.30

Technical question and answer session 
16.30
Webinar close for the day 


Wednesday 8 September 2021
09.20-
09.30

Welcome and introduction

D Gilbert, CEO of BINDT, UK

09.30-
10.00

Plenary Paper: Next generation of digital ultrasonic imaging with the dolphicam2

E Skoglund, dolphitech AS, Norway
Chair: TBC
 Session 5A – Composites

Chair: TBC
10.00-10.20[5A1] Non-destructive inspection methods for the identification of impact damage to the edges of CFRP composite stiffeners using extensional ultrasonic edge waves

J Chu and C Courtney
University of Bath, UK
10.20-10.40[5A2] Removal of front- and back-surface reflections of ultrasonic responses from composites

M Zilidou and R Smith
University of Bristol, UK
10.40-
10.50

Ten-minute comfort break 
10.50-
11.10

[5A3] Analytic-signal ultrasonic porosity evaluation in CFRP components

N Pilashev, R Smith and P Wilcox
University of Bristol, UK
11.10-11.30 [5A4] Fingerprinting aerospace composites to deter counterfeit part ingress

A Barnes
Adaptix Ltd, UK
11.30-
11.40

Technical question and answer session
11.45-12.30 Benevolent Fund Annual General Meeting 
12.30-
13.00

BINDT Annual General Meeting
13.00-
13.45

Lunch break
13.45-
14.30

Awards Ceremony
14.30-
14.50

Plenary Paper: BINDT – enhancing capability and performance, delivering value to stakeholders

D Gilbert, CEO of BINDT, UK
Chair: Dr I Baillie
 Session 6A – NDE 4.0

Chair: TBC
14.50-
15.10

[6A1] Digitalisation and NDE 4.0 for in-service inspection, monitoring and integrity management in the energy sector (including HOIS initiatives)

M Wall
ESR Technology Ltd, UK
15.10-
15.30

[6A2] A data fusion model for intelligent in-situ monitoring of the selective laser melting process

A D Stewart1, D Butler1 and K Pickup2
1University of Strathclyde, UK
2BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd, UK
15.30-15.40Ten-minute comfort break
15.40-
16.00

[6A3] Meeting the challenge of scaling AM to production: a rapid NDT solution

D R Sanmartin, D Preston, A D Brennan, J P Watts and J R Wright
Theta Technologies Ltd, UK
16.00-
16.20

[6A4] Towards unmanned aerial vehicle-deployed pulsed eddy current for NDT

T Zhao1, R Watson1, D Zhang1, J Cao1, E Mohseni1, R McMillan1, C MacLeod1, G Dobie1, P Crouzen2 and C Forrester3
1University of Strathclyde, UK
2Maxwell NDT, Netherlands
3Inspectahire Instrument Company, UK
16.20-
16.30

Technical question and answer session 
16.30
Webinar close for the day 


Thursday 9 September 2021
09.20-
09.30

Welcome and introduction

D Gilbert, CEO of BINDT, UK

09.30-
10.00

Plenary Lecture: Preparation of new CIRIA guidance for NDT and condition monitoring of civil infrastructure

L McKibbins, Mott MacDonald Ltd, UK
Chair: TBC
 Session 7A – SHM/CM for NDE 4.0

Chair: TBC
10.00-
10.20

[7A1] Structural health monitoring of aerospace composites using an acoustic ultrasonic tomography technique

T Bertenshaw
GKN Aerospace Services Ltd, UK
10.20-10.40[7A2] Towards paint-on and removable film sensors for low-cost ultrasound visualisation

O Trushkevych, D R Bilson, R Watson, D A Hutchins and R S Edwards
University of Warwick, UK
10.40-
10.55

Fifteen-minute comfort break 
10.55-
11.15

[7A3] Structural health monitoring (SHM) – A Testia perspective

H Speckmann and A Haridas
Testia GmbH, Germany
11.15-
11.35

[7A4] Title TBC

D Whittle
RMS Ltd, UK

11.35-11.45 

Technical question and answer session

11.45-
13.00

Exhibitors' industry session
Chair: C Simmonds
11.45-12.00 – TBC
12.00-12.15 – TBC
12.15-12.30 – TBC
12.30-12.45 – TBC
12.45-13.00 – TBC
13.00-13.10 Industry question and answer session 
13.10-
14.00

Lunch break
14.00-14.20 Plenary Paper: Apprenticeships: the NDT success story

Dr I Baillie, Rolls-Royce plc, UK
Chair: J Moody 

Session 8A – Technique validation and modelling

Chair: TBC
14.20-
14.40

[8A1] A new protocol for model-assisted qualification (MAQ) of NDT in the air domain and other industries

M Wall and Charles Schneider
TWI Ltd, UK
14.40-15.00 [8A2] Improving CIVA simulation of PAUT inspection using experimental TCG calibration data

M McInnes1,2, R O’Leary1, A Gachagan1 and A Glover2
1University of Strathclyde, UK
2QinetiQ, UK
15.00-
15.10

Ten-minute comfort break
15.10-
15.30

[8A3] HOIS – development of a modelling approach for predicting pulsed eddy current (PEC) method performance for corrosion under insulation (CUI)

S Burch, M Jones and H Peramatzis
ESR Technology Ltd, UK
15.30-
15.50

[8A4] TBC
15.50-
16.00

Technical question and answer session 
16.00
Webinar close for the day 


Friday 10 September 2021
09.20-
09.30

Welcome and introduction

D Gilbert, CEO of BINDT, UK

09.30-
10.00

Plenary Paper: A show of my own: the Verena Holmes diaries after World War II

K Kirk and H Close, Women's Engineering Society, UK
Chair: Dr I Baillie
 Session 9A – NDT strategy in the UK

Chair: TBC
10.00-
10.20

[9A1] BINDT diversity and inclusion update

A Schofield and K Kirk
BINDT Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group (DIAG)
10.20-10.40[9A2] The relationship of CM to NDT and SHM

S Mills
SpectrumCBM Ltd, UK
10.40-
11.00

[9A3] BINDT's new Early Careers Branch

S Cunningham
Skills Training UK

11.00-11.20
[9A4] NDT Leadership Forum

M Dowell
BINDT, UK

11.20-11.30

Technical question and answer session 

11.30-11.50 [9A5] Terahertz technologies for NDT

M Naftaly
National Physical Laboratory, UK 
11.50-12.00 Question and answer session
12.00
Webinar close


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