ASNT Annual Conference 2017

Annual 2017

ASNT Annual Conference 2017

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Nashville, TN
30 October - 2 November 2017

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95% of the 2016 attendees found value in the Conference and would likely recommend this Conference to a colleague!

Testimonials

  • “It is the best attended NDT conference in the USA each year.”
  • “The potential for learning about new ideas and sharing knowledge from experts is invaluable.”
  • “A very professional conference.”
  • “Excellent opportunity to connect with peers.”
  • “A wide range of disciplines represented--radiographers, engineers, manufacturers and researchers.”

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Program

Flexible Riser Integrity Management

N/A

Room: Cheekwood ABC

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Exhibit

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

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Room: Ryman Hall

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8:00 AM - 8:45 AM | Program

Keynote Speaker - Evolve or Die

Mr Robin Crow, Dark Horse Institute

Room: Tennessee C

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Full Matrix Capture and the Total Focusing Method (FMC/TFM)

Room: Tennessee A

Session Chair: Kyle R Thompson, Sandia Labs

Neutron Radiography

Room: Tennessee B

Session Chair: Katie Rittenhouse, Phoenix Nuclear Labs

Data Management - Advancing Technologies I

Room: Tennessee C

Session Chair: David Jankowski, GE

9:00 AM

Ultrasonic Advanced Imaging Techniques

Presenter(s): Mr Philippe Rioux »

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Neutron Radiography using a High-Flux Compact Thermal Neutron Generator

Presenter(s): Mr Michael J Taylor

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The Time Is Now For Intelligent Leaders to Embrace Technology

Presenter(s): Mr Kevin Turpin »

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9:30 AM

M2M-NDT Flange Face Corrosion

Presenter(s): Mr Dillon Curtis Smith

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A Line-Pair Gauge for Measuring Basic Spatial Resolution for Neutron Imaging Systems

Presenter(s): Dr Aaron E Craft

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Cloud Solutions: The Criteria’s, The Pros and Cons for the NDT Industry

Presenter(s): Mr Eric Dusablon

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10:00 AM

An Adaptive Approach of the Total Focusing Method for the Inspection of Parts with a Complex Shape

Presenter(s): Dr Dominique Braconnier

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Novel Nondestructive Approach in Understanding Defects and Microstructure of Additive Manufacturing Components using Neutron Radiography and Diffraction

Presenter(s): Dr Hassina Bilheux

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Real-time Distributed Monitoring & Measurement for Pipeline Asset Integrity

Presenter(s): Mr Kevin Macrae

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10:30 AM

In-service Bolt Inspection

Presenter(s): Dr Guillaume Neau

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Energy Selective Neutron Imaging for Structural and Functional Materials

Presenter(s): Mr Dayakar Penumadu

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Video-based Crack Detection on Metallic Surfaces Using Convolutional Neural Network with Naïve Bayes and Spatiotemporal Clustering

Presenter(s): Mr Mohammad Reza Jahanshahi

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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Lunch

Tuesday Lunch with Exhibitors

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Room: Ryman Hall

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NDT for Welds

Room: Tennessee A

Session Chair: Tyler Johnson, Day & Zimmermann

General NDT I

Room: Tennessee B

Session Chair: Gregory A. Garcia, Evraz North America

Data Management - Advancing Technologies II

Room: Tennessee C

Session Chair(s): David Moore, Sandia National Labs; Sarah Stair, Baylor University

1:00 PM

Weld Penetration Monitoring Using Semi-Automated PAUT in Orthotropic Decks and Structural Boxes Welding

Presenter(s): Mr Mohamed Aly Souissi »

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Fellowship Award - Smart Concrete for Enhanced Nondestructive Evaluation

Presenter(s): Mr Irvin Pinto »

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Remote NDT - Field Applications and User Cases

Presenter(s): Mr Jonathan Turcotte

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1:30 PM

PSA Vessels Welding Inspection using TECA Technique

Presenter(s): Mr Mathieu Leclerc »

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Nondestructive Testing of Metals for Yield Strength and Toughness using Frictional Sliding Techniques

Presenter(s): Mr Simon Bellemare

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Subregion Finite Element Hybrid Optimization Using Genetics Algorithm and Simulated Annealing for Nondestructive Evaluation Inverse Problems

Presenter(s): Mr Mohammad Rawashdeh

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2:00 PM

Nondestructive Examination (NDE) Of Used Fuel Containers for Increased Probability of Detection

Presenter(s): Mr Mathieu Leclerc

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Inspection of Automotive Bonded Parts

Presenter(s): Mr Jeff Wells »

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Customization of User Interfaces for UT and ET Instruments

Presenter(s): Mr David Jankowski

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2:30 PM

Continuous Measurement of Residual Stress on Weld of Power Transmission Tower Using Linearly Integrated GMR Sensor Arrays

Presenter(s): Mr Yun Gwan Nam

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Real-time Imaging of Time-varying Magnetic Field Intensity and Phase Shift Using Cylinder-type Magnetic Camera

Presenter(s): Dr Jinyi Lee

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Nondestructive Investigation of Jute/Hemp Hybrid Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite

Presenter(s): Dr Xavier P V Maldague

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Break

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall Sponsored by FlawTech

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Room: Ryman Hall

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Ultrasonics

Room: Tennessee A

Session Chair: Don Norton, Quatro Composites

Thermography

Room: Tennessee B

Session Chair: Terry Clausing, Drysdale & Associates Inc.

MT/PT

Room: Tennessee C

Session Chair: Lisa Price, Sherwin Inc.

4:00 PM

Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Inspection Identification of Material State and Temperature in Amorphous and Semi-Crystalline Materials

Presenter(s): Mr Elliott Jost »

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Detection of Flat-Bottom Holes in Carbon Fiber Composites using Active Microwave Thermography

Presenter(s): Mr Ali Mirala

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LED UV-A Lamps: What to Look for, How to Use Them, and Complying with Nadcap

Presenter(s): Mr David Geis

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4:30 PM

Development of A NDT Technique to Characterize Tenacity (Charpy) Through Non-Destructive Testing of Steel Components for the Mining, Energy and Petrochemical Sectors

Presenter(s): Mr Raul M Leon

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Defect Detection Limits in Active Thermography

Presenter(s): Dr Steven M Shepard

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The History of MPI Amperage Determination

Presenter(s): Mr George M Hopman

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5:00 PM

Extremely Broadband Ultrasound Devices for Contact-Free NDT

Presenter(s): Dr Balthasar Fischer

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Determination of Thermal Protection for Railroad Tank Cars by Infrared Testing

Presenter(s): Mr James Gerry Churchwell

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Using Water Contact Angle Measurements to Predict Surface Preparedness for Dye Penetrant Application

Presenter(s): Ms Brooke Campbell Ms Elizabeth Kidd

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5:30 PM

New Approaches of Signal Analysis in Air-Coupled Ultrasonic Testing – Contactless Inspection of High-Performance Ceramic Materials

Presenter(s): Mr Ralf Steinhausen »

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High Performance meets Low Cost in Infrared Thermography Hardware

Presenter(s): Mr L Terry Clausing

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PRI Nadcap -ASTM E07.03 MT-PT Subcommittee Perspective

Presenter(s): Mr George M Hopman

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8:00 AM - 8:45 AM | Program

Mehl Honor Award Lecture - Nondestructive Testing of Composites

Dr Richard H Bossi

Room: Tennessee C

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Microwave/Millimeter Wave NDT I

Room: Tennessee A

Session Chair: Mohammad Tayeb Ghasr, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Chemical and Petroleum I

Room: Tennessee B

Session Chair(s): Kevin Ostergren, Phillips 66; Ron Nisbet, HSI GROUP, INC.

NDE for Bridges and Tunnels

Room: Tennessee C

Session Chair: Shane Boone, BDI

9:00 AM

Design of A Compact, Low-Cost and Rapid Microwave and Millimeter Wave Imaging System

Presenter(s): Mr Matthew Horst

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Quantitative Short Range Scanning  

Presenter(s): Dr Brian Pavlakovic

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Integration of Ground Penetrating Radar and Infrared Thermography into Bridge Condition Assessments by the RIDOT

Presenter(s): Dr Nicole Martino »

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9:30 AM

Development of Surface Crack Sensors using Fractal Geometries of Complementary Split Ring Resonators

Presenter(s): Mr Salem Ali Al Otaibi

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HTHA Detection, Characterization, and Verification

Presenter(s): Mr Timothy J Armitt

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Multiaxial Fatigue Life Assessment of a Roller Coaster Support Bracket Using Measured Strains

Presenter(s): Mr Masoud Sanayei Ms Sofia Puerto Tchmodanova »

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10:00 AM

Non-destructive Gas Phase Materials Characterization for the Purposes of Pharmaceutical Life Cycle Health Monitoring

Presenter(s): Dr G S Grubbs »

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Full Volumetric Inspection of Small Bore Pipe to Fitting Welds Using Limbo TOFD Arrangement

Presenter(s): Mr Timothy J Armitt

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Innovative Methods in Nondestructive Tunnel Evaluation

Presenter(s): Mr Anthony J Alongi »

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10:30 AM

HDPE Electro-fusion Coupler Inspection utilizing a Volumetric Microwave Technique

Presenter(s): Mr Robert J Woodward

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Inspection of Composite Wind Turbine Blades with Advanced Ultrasonic Phased Array Technology

Presenter(s): Mr Andre Lamarre

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Autonomous Navigation and Geotagging for Nondestructive Evaluation of Concrete Bridge Deck Using Robotic Platforms

Presenter(s): Dr Ali Asmari

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11:00 AM - 1:30 PM | Lunch

Wednesday Lunch with Exhibitors

N/A

Room: Ryman Hall

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topics

Microwave/Millimeter Wave NDT II

Room: Tennessee A

Session Chair: Mohammad Tayeb Ghasr, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Chemical and Petroleum II

Room: Tennessee B

Session Chair(s): Kevin Ostergren, Phillips 66; Ron Nisbet, HSI GROUP, INC.

NDE for Infrastructure I

Room: Tennessee C

Session Chair: Shane Boone, BDI

1:30 PM

Fellowship Award - Active Microwave Thermography (AMT) for Nondestructive Evaluation of FRP-Strengthened Structures

Presenter(s): Mr Ali Foudazi

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Development and Deployment of Cellular-Based Ultrasonic Corrosion Measurement System for Refining and Petro-Chemical Plant Applications

Presenter(s): Mr Bruce A Pellegrino

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Nondestructive Examination of Sheave Trunnions for Vertical Lift Bridges

Presenter(s): Mr Robert D Gessel

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2:00 PM

Multi-View Millimeter Wave Inspection of Narrow Filled Vertical Gaps in Composite Structures

Presenter(s): Dr Mohammad Tayeb Ghasr

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Improve NDE Effectiveness of Wet Hydrogen Sulfide Damage using Phased Array Ultrasonic Imaging Techniques

Presenter(s): Dr Linxiao Yu »

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Damage Mechanisms Classification in Cement Paste under Compression using Acoustic Emission

Presenter(s): Mr Rafal Anay

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2:30 PM

Microwave Volumetric Inspection of Fiberglass Piping Socket Joints

Presenter(s): Mr Robert J Woodward

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Using Pulsed Eddy Current on Small-Diameter Pipes

Presenter(s): Ms Andreanne Potvin

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Automatic Data Collection Tool for Nondestructive Evaluation of Concrete Bridge Decks

Presenter(s): Dr Ali Asmari

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3:00 PM

Microwave/Millimeter Wave NDT TBA

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Deployment of a Practical CUI/CUF Assessment Tool for Pressure Vessels and Piping Systems

Presenter(s): Mr Brian E Shannon

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Novel Impact Device For Inducing Compression Waves In Side-Access Pile Foundations To Determine Embedment Length Using Sonic Echo, Impact Response, And Ultraseismic Test Methods

Presenter(s): Mr Jeffrey Cohen »

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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Break

Refreshment Break Sponsored by Acuren

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Room: Tennessee Foyer

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Probability of Detection

Room: Tennessee A

Session Chair: Don Locke, Hellier

Chemical and Petroleum III

Room: Tennessee B

Session Chair(s): Kevin Ostergren, Phillips 66; Ron Nisbet, HSI GROUP, INC.

NDE for Infrastructure II

Room: Tennessee C

Session Chair: Shane Boone, BDI

4:00 PM

Algorithms in NDT: Past, Future and Best Practices for Operator Interaction and Certification

Presenter(s): Dr John C Aldrin

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ACFMT on the Ropes – How a New, Highly Portable Instrument is Enabling Advanced Crack Detection and Depth Sizing in the Rope Access Section

Presenter(s): Dr Michael C Smith

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Image Stitching and Crack Mapping on Concrete Bridge Decks using Shape Analysis and Feature Points Detection and Matching Techniques

Presenter(s): Dr Ali Asmari

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4:30 PM

Concurrent Engineering: Nondestructive Evaluation Probability of Detection (POD) Simulation’s Impact on Component Reliability

Presenter(s): Mr Irving J Gray

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Infrared Inspection Program for Fired Heater Mechanical Integrity

Presenter(s): Mr Tim Hill »

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Basic Principles and Practical Application of Ultrasonic Tomography of Concrete Structures

Presenter(s): Mr Andrey Bulavinov

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5:00 PM

Developments of Cost Effective X-ray POD Curve Simulations for Complex Parts

Presenter(s): Mr Joe Gray

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Maximizing the Coverage and POD for Corrosion Monitoring

Presenter(s): Dr David Alleyne

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Investigating the Feasibility of Ultrasonic Shear Actuation for Evaluation of Adhesive Joints in Multilayered Structures: FE Simulation

Presenter(s): Mr Hussain Altammar »

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5:30 PM

Probability of Detection Studies for Advanced Eddy Current Scanning Systems

Presenter(s): Mr Ryan Mooers

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Critical Element Alloy Material Testing/PMI Using Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence

Presenter(s): Mr Alex Thurston

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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Banquet

Annual 2017 Awards Banquet

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Room: N/A

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8:00 AM - 8:45 AM | Program

Plenary Lecture - NDT Market and Employment Future

Mr John A Stewart, American Aerospace Technical Academy

Room: Tennessee C

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Digital Radiography I

Room: Tennessee A

Session Chair: Morteza Safai, Boeing

Composites

Room: Tennessee B

Session Chair: Ahmed Arabi Hassen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Structural Health Monitoring for Infrastructure

Room: Tennessee C

Session Chair: Anish Poudel, Transportation Technology Center Inc

Progress in the Inspection of the Buried Hanford Nuclear Waste Tanks I

Room: Tennessee D&E

Session Chairs: Glenn Light, Ph.D., Light NDE Consulting; Traci Moran and Mike Larche, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; and Jason Gunter, Washington River Protection Solutions

9:00 AM

Introduction to Digital Radiography (DR) Systems, Its Operating Principles and Efficient Installation Process

Presenter(s): Mr Lennart Schulenburg

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Fellowship Award - High-density Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor Networks for NDE of Composite Materials

Presenter(s): Mr William Stewart

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Fellowship Award - A Multi-modal SHM System using Three NDT Methods

Presenter(s): Mr Amir Nasrollahi

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Discussion of Inspection Requirements

Presenter(s): Mr Kayle Boomer

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9:30 AM

Solid State CZT Detection & Photon Counting Technology for NDT Imaging Applications

Presenter(s): Dr Toby Astill »

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Development and Validation of NDE Standards for NASA’s Advanced Composites Project

Presenter(s): Mr Elliott K Cramer

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Fellowship Award - Frequency Selective Surfaces as Embedded Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring

Presenter(s): Mr Dustin Pieper »

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Goals of the Inspection for the Buried Nuclear Waste Tanks

Presenter(s): Mr Jason Gunter

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10:00 AM

Digital Detector Array Image Quality for Various GOS Scintillators

Presenter(s): Mr Brian S White »

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Advanced Techniques for Robot-based Ultrasonic Testing of Complex-Shape CFRP Components

Presenter(s): Mr Andrey Bulavinov

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Structural Damage Detection Using Differences in Deformation Time History and Artificial Neural Networks

Presenter(s): Mr Yasha Zeinali

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Selection of Technologies for Evaluation in Possible Inspection Tank Bottoms and Definition of Test Samples

Presenter(s): Mr Kayte Denslow

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10:30 AM

DR and CT Technology Advancements That improve Image Quality and Cycle Times

Presenter(s): Mr Brett A Muehlhauser

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Unveiling Faults in Composite Materials by Suppressing Axial and Lateral Coherent Noise with Modulated and Time Coded Excitation

Presenter(s): Dr Chris Leskiw »

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Structural Monitoring of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Bridge Emergency Repairs

Presenter(s): Mr Chris Gentz

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11:00 AM

Marsupial Miniature Crawler Deployment

Presenter(s): Mr Colin Dobell

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11:30 AM

Remotely Deployed Video Probe

Presenter(s): Mr Guy Reim

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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Lunch

Lunch (on your own)

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Room: Opryland

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Digital Radiography II

Room: Tennessee A

Session Chair: Morteza Safai, Boeing

NDT for Corrosion in Piping/Pipelines/Power Plants

Room: Tennessee B

Session Chair: Steven Trevino, Diakont

Additive Manufacturing

Room: Tennessee C

Session Chair(s): Hossein Taheri, Iowa State University CNDE; Ahmed Arabi Hassen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Progress in the Inspection of the Buried Hanford Nuclear Waste Tanks II

Room: Tennessee D&E

12:30 PM

PolyCT – Upgrade for Industrial CT-Scanners

Presenter(s): Mr Johannes Leisner »

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Environment-Assisted Corrosion Cracking in Carbon Steels

Presenter(s): Mr Mohammed A AbuFour »

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Characterization of Interlayer Adhesion in Polymer Based Additive Manufactured (AM) Components Using Nonlinear Ultrasound

Presenter(s): Dr Ehsan Dehghan Niri

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Lunch Break 1

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1:00 PM

Performance Testing of Computed Radiography System and Imaging Plates

Presenter(s): Mr Muzibur Khan

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Detection of Internal H2S Attack in Ductile Iron Pipelines using Advanced Electromagnetic Technique

Presenter(s): Mr Ankit Vajpayee »

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Computed Tomography Inspection and Analysis for Additive Manufacturing Components

Presenter(s): Dr Ronald D Beshears

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Lunch Break 2

Presenter(s): N/A

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1:30 PM

Automatic Vision System for Wheel Surface Inspection and Monitoring

Presenter(s): Mr Karim Tout »

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Advanced Analysis and Geospatial Imaging Tools for Installed Sensors

Presenter(s): Mr David Jankowski »

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Fellowship Award - Thermoelastic Finite Element Modeling of Laser Generated Ultrasound in Additive Manufacturing Materials

Presenter(s): Mr Hossein Taheri »

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EMAT Generated Shear Horizontal Wave Interactions with Defects in Welded Steel Plate Structure

Presenter(s): Dr Cliff J Lissenden

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2:00 PM

Digital Radiography II TBA

Presenter(s): N/A

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Corrosion Under Pipe Supports: a Novel Approach Based on Pulsed Eddy Current Testing

Presenter(s): Ms Andreanne Potvin

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Nondestructive Testing (NDT) of Additive Manufactured (AM) Metal Alloys

Presenter(s): Dr Andrew Ngo

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Guided Wave Phased Array Technology for Rapid Inspection of Hanford Double Shell Tank Liners

Presenter(s): Dr Cody J Borigo

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2:30 PM

Inspection of Hanford Double Shell Tank Bottom Using EMATs

Presenter(s): Mr Syed M Ali

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2:30 PM - 2:45 PM | Break

Refreshment Break

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Room: Tennessee Foyer

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Aerospace

Room: Tennessee A

Session Chair: Kane Mordaunt, Boeing

NDT of Piping and Pipelines

Room: Tennessee B

Session Chair: David Alleyne, Guided Ultrasonics Ltd.

General NDT II

Room: Tennessee C

Session Chair: Phil Trach, Laboratory Testing, Inc.

2:45 PM

Increased Process Safety and Efficiently Through Automated Defect Recognition (ADR) in X-ray Inspection

Presenter(s): Mr Lennart Schulenburg

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A Novel Approach for Guided Wave Pipe Inspection beyond Elbows

Presenter(s): Mr Luke Breon

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X-Ray Computed Tomography of Complex Additive Manufactured Components

Presenter(s): Mr Roger L Spencer »

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3:15 PM

Low Powered Inspection of Early-Stage Fatigue

Presenter(s): Dr Matthew Webster »

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Robotic In-Line Crawler Inspects Difficult Small Diameter Natural Gas Pipeline in High Consequence Area

Presenter(s): Mr Steven Trevino

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How to STEM – Demonstrating NDT to Students in 30 Minutes or Less

Presenter(s): Mr Phillip William Trach »

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3:45 PM

Turbine Engine Inspection Without Disassembly – A Conceptual Approach

Presenter(s): Mr Siamack Mazdiyasni

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Testing of Dragline Ropes Using Magnetostrictive Probes and Longitudinal Guided Waves

Presenter(s): Dr Sergey A Vinogradov

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4:15 PM

Single Pass Aircraft Structure Inspection – Challenges and Solutions

Presenter(s): Dr Eric A Lindgren »

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Nondestructive Inspection of Welds on Pipe Using Scan-type Magnetic Camera

Presenter(s): Dr Jinyi Lee

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Small Controlled Area Radiography – Fundamentals and Technology Advancements

Presenter(s): Dr Joe Lapinskas

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Progress in the Inspection of the Buried Hanford Nuclear Waste Tanks III

Room: Tennessee D&E

3:15 PM

Inspection of Double-Shelled Storage Tank Bottoms using Ultrasonic Guided Waves from the Side Wall

Presenter(s): Dr Adam Cobb

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3:45 PM

Where Do We Go from Here?

Presenter(s): Mr Kayle Boomer

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Download the Committee Meetings and Events Schedule

Sunday, 29 October

Registration Opens
3:00-5:00 pm

Student Career Workshop
3:00-6:00 pm
Learn resume tips, interviewing skills, NDT job opportunities from seasoned NDT industry  professionals. Sign up for interviews to be conducted on Monday and Tuesday.

Monday, 30 October

Flexible Riser Integrity Management Session
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jointly sponsored by ASNT and ABENDI, the intent of this session is to bring together organizations—users and suppliers—for a day of discussion focused on developing best practices for NDT of flexible risers used in the oil and gas industry.

ASNT Annual Business Meeting & Town Hall Meeting
2:00-4:30 pm
Hear from ASNT leadership on financial status, learn about significant changes to the bylaws of the society and share your thoughts and comments during the Town Hall part of the meeting.

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors
5:00-8:00 pm
The official opening of the ASNT Annual Conference. It’s a busy week so don’t miss this opportunity to visit the more than 200 companies who participate in the tradeshow. It is a good time to see all your ASNT friends that you haven’t seen since last year.

Tuesday, 31 October

A Day of S.T.E.M.
9:00 am-2:00 pm
A full day of NDT education for high school students. This year we are planning on having 200 local students attend and learn about NDT.

Lunch with Exhibitors
11:00-1:00 pm
More dedicated time to visit the exhibits. And come back from 3:00-4:00 for the extended Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall.

Exhibitors’ Innovation Forum
11:00-1:00 pm
Selected exhibitors will give 20 minute presentations on their latest developments. The Forum will be located in the Exhibit Hall.

Wednesday, 1 November

Lunch with Exhibitors
11:00-2:00 pm
Your last chance to visit the exhibits. And we have added an extra hour! If you don’t get a chance to see them now, you’ll have to wait until next year.

Exhibitors Innovation Forum
11:00-1:00 pm
More presentations by selected exhibitors.

Awards Banquet
6:30-9:00 pm
The banquet is an event not to be missed. This is the night ASNT Awards are presented, honoring colleagues, relaxing with friends, and inspiring the next generation of scientists.

Thursday, 2 November

Progress in the Inspection of the Buried Hanford Nuclear Waste Tanks
9:00 am – 4:15 pm
Tennessee Ballroom D
Session Chairs: Glenn Light, Ph.D., Light NDE Consulting; Traci Moran and Mike Larche, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; and Jason Gunter, Washington River Protection Solutions

9:00 am Discussion of Inspection Requirements
Kayle Boomer, Washington River Protection Solutions

9:30 am Goals of the Inspection for the Buried Nuclear Waste Tanks
Jason Gunter, Washington River Protection Solutions

10:00 am Selection of Technologies for Evaluation in Possible Inspection Tank Bottoms and Definition of Test Samples
Kayte Denslow and Michael Larche, Pacific Northwest National Lab

10:30 am Break

11:00 am Marsupial Miniature Crawler Deployment by
Colin Dobell and Wade Leach Inuktun Services Ltd.

11:30 am Remotely Deployed Videoprobe
Guy Reim Adaptive Energy

12:00 pm Lunch

1:30 pm EMAT Generated Shear Horizontal Wave Interactions with Defects in Welded Steel Plate Structure
Cliff J. Lissenden and Parisa Shokouhi, Pennsylvania State University

2:00 pm Guided Wave Phased Array Technology for Rapid Inspection of Hanford Double Shell Tank Liners
Cody Borigo, Russell Love, Steven Owens, and Joseph Rose, Guidedwave

2:30 pm Inspection of Hanford Double Shell Tank Bottom Using EMATs
Syed Ali, Borja Lopez, and Frank Weinmeister, Innerspec Techologies

3:00 pm Break

3:15 pm Inspection of Double-Shelled Storage Tank Bottoms using Ultrasonic Guided Waves from the Side Wall
Adam C. Cobb, Jay L. Fisher, and Jonathan D. Bartlett Southwest Research Institute

3:45pm Where Do We Go from Here?
Kayle Boomer and Jason Gunter, Washington River Protection Services

Friday, 3 November

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Tour
7:30 am-7:30 pm
$50 (ASNT Fee to cover transportation)
This is a special tour designed for ASNT Attendees. Only conference registrants may attend. You must be on the bus to go on the tour. No “drive-ins” permitted.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory.  ORNL’s diverse capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines. More than 4700 individuals, including scientists and engineers in more than 100 disciplines work at ORNL.

ORNL is home to nine world-class facilities that are available to researchers from universities, industry, and other institutions.  Individuals participating in the November 3, 2017, tours will have an opportunity to tour and meet scientists from three of these facilities. 

  • The Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) is the nation’s only large-scale open-access facility for new manufacturing technologies. www.ornl.gov/mdf.
  • Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) is home to the nation’s fastest, most powerful open-science supercomputer Titan.  www.olcf.ornl.gov.
  • Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) which produces beams of neutrons for exploring the nature of materials by neutron scattering. www.neutrons.gov.

Prior to the tours, participants will have lunch with ORNL scientists and learn how they can collaborate with ORNL to solve research challenges.

Buses will depart from the Opryland Hotel at 7:30 am and return by 7:30 pm. In addition to lunch, the tour fee includes all transportation and light refreshments on the bus.

Space is limited to 50 participants. Preregistration by October 4 required. US DoE approval required.  ASNT reserves the right to cancel the tour due to low participation.

Companion Program

The Companion Suite will be open daily from 9:00-11:00 am in the Cheekwood F room at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.

  • Monday—Get-acquainted breakfast and learn more about Nashville and the surrounding area from a representative from Visit Nashville.
  • Tuesday—Enjoy a continental breakfast and plan your day. Be sure to sign up for the Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour in advance. See details below. Space is limited to 50 people. Optional fee required.
  • Wednesday—Meet for breakfast and hear a local speaker.
  • Thursday—Come to the final breakfast and say goodbye until next year.

A Companion registration also includes the Welcome Reception. Tickets for the Awards Banquet are not included in the Companion registration fee.

Tuesday Companion Tour

Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry (Registered Companions Only)
$40

There's nothing like a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry House - it's a must-see for everyone in Music City! Walk in the footsteps of country music's superstars and get an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes of the show that made country music famous!

Your knowledgeable guide will share stories about the Opry and country music greats, past and present (from Minnie Pearl to Carrie Underwood, you might say), show you photos from the Opry's biggest moments in history and take you to the artist entrance - where legends, new artists, and superstars alike enter the Opry House on the night of an Opry show.

You may even have the chance to step on stage and into the famed wooden circle as decades of artists have done.  Tours may also make a stop in Studio A, a live television studio and former home of HEE HAW.

Short Course Fees

Prices below are member rates. Add $100 for nonmember rates.

$400 (Register by October 27)
$500 (Onsite registration)

Short Course A

Monday, October 30

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Full Matrix Capture/Total Focusing Method and Phased Array Ultrasonics: The Inside Story from a Technology Perspective

Gavin Dao, Advanced OEM Solutions, Dominique Braconnier, Phased Array Company

Full Matrix Capture (FMC) describes a pulse / receive method implemented in data acquisition hardware. There is no beam forming done in the hardware.  Once the data is captured and streamed to the PC, the software must implement a post-processing or visualization algorithm.  One popular processing technique is the Total Focusing Method (TFM).

For those who have previous experience with phased array ultrasonics (PAUT), or those looking to transition from conventional ultrasonics to PAUT, this course will teach what is possible with current technology and where it is headed with advanced imaging techniques. The course will cover calibration standards, different phased array probes, and different instrument configurations. Equipment demonstrations will be followed by hands-on practice of focusing techniques.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding of standard and advanced phased array focusing techniques
  • Understanding of full-matrix capture and various total focusing method algorithms - the next generation phased array technique
  • Broader perspective on phased array ultrasound as a technology

Who Should Attend

UT Level IIIs, researchers, managers and business owners

About the Instructors

Gavin Dao is the Director of Business Development for Advanced OEM Solutions (AOS).  His background is in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and has several years’ experience developing electronics for phased array and conventional ultrasonic instrumentation for nondestructive testing.

Dominique Braconnier created NDTSystems in France in 1989, which was the first company to provide phased array systems on a commercial basis for NDT.  He sold this company to R/Dtech in 1997 and became the director for R/Dtech in Asia. In 2000, he became a consultant for Krautkramer Group, and then became director of R&D and application for Krautkramer Japan in 2004.   He is currently CEO and founder of The Phased Array Company in Ohio, specializing in ultrasonic NDT and phased array. Dominique has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in physics/acoustics.

Short Course B

Tuesday, October 31

1:00-5:00 pm

Guidance for the New Company / Responsible Level III

Toni Bailey, ASNT Level III, TB3 NDT Consulting LLC and an Associate Instructor for Hellier NDT

With the mass retirement of company Level IIIs in every industry, many exemplary Level IIs find themselves in the unexpected and sometimes immediate predicament of qualifying to become the “designated company” or “responsible” Level III.   Without a local mentor or someone to guide the Level II placed in this situation, the experience can be stressful and sometimes simply a confusing process. 

This Short Course is a general guide for the Level III and is designed to help the Level III understand and improve his program in the following areas:

  • Understanding requirements, responsibilities and authority when becoming the designated company/responsible Level III.
  • Understanding and developing the written practice to meet qualification documents such as SNT-TC-1A and NAS 410.
  • Requirements for developing company NDT procedures and NDT technique sheets.
  • Qualifying, certifying, Level III surveillance for technical performance evaluations and recertifying their company NDT personnel
  • Record keeping and document control

It is the intent of this course to offer a structure for the new Level III assuming this new role or the Level III struggling to maintain or develop a program but has no guidance.  NDT personnel of all levels and quality assurance personnel are encouraged to attend this fun, interactive and fast pace course.  Attendees can expect to see many examples, take lots of notes, and ask many questions.

About the Instructor 

Antionette “Toni” Bailey hails from Long Island, NY and is an ASNT NDT Level III in the methods of RT, ET, UT, PT and MT, and holds the ASNT IRRSP certification.  She is a US Air Force Gulf War Veteran and between 1990 and 1997, she performed NDT on fighter jets, bomber aircraft, air refuelers, jet engines and various other military aircraft. Between 1997 to 2000, Toni was an NDT manager for Honeywell, Senior NDT technician at Gulfstream Aerospace, and from 2000 to 2012, she co-owned STS NDT located on Long Island, NY, which is a mobile NDT lab for private jets, commercial airliners and aircraft engines. Toni is now a Level III Consultant, owner of TB3 NDT Consulting LLC, and an instructor for both Hellier NDT and for ASNT.  In 2016, she won the ASNT Award for the Advancement of Women in NDT; and in 2015, the Hellier NDT Award for Outstanding Level III Services and Technical Expertise.

Short Course C

Wednesday, November 1

1:00-5:00 pm

How to Give an Effective Presentation

Robert Conklin, Ph.D, Instructional Designer, Center for Excellence, ASNT

Giving presentations to audiences, large or small, can be a daunting and anxiety-ridden task. You’re going to be in front of a group of people, some you may know, some may be total strangers. You’re on stage, all eyes are on you, the audience has high expectations or they wouldn’t be there. Every word, every nuance, your appearance, the tone of your voice, not to mention the content of your presentation, will be scrutinized in every way. You know what you want to say – you know the material – but there’s that nagging feeling that you’ll say the wrong thing or you’ll have a spot on your suit or there will be some errant distraction.

This course will cover the do’s and don’t’s, how to handle “communication apprehension” (i.e., stage fright), topic appropriateness, developing a specific purpose, speaker credibility, audience analysis, patterns of organization, importance of transitions, effective openings and closings, delivery methods, visual aids, and PowerPoint principles.

This course will be of value to technicians, engineers, managers, students, and other professionals in the field of NDT who are either first-time presenters or who wish to enhance their presentation skills.

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • State five common causes of communication apprehension and list three cures.
  • Select a topic that is appropriate for the speaker, audience, occasion, and time limit.
  • Distinguish between the general purpose and specific purpose of a speech.
  • Describe four factors that enhance speaker credibility.
  • Select visual aids appropriate for a given presentation.
  • Apply six evidence-based principles to the creation of an effective PowerPoint presentation.

About the Instructor

Bob Conklin earned a Master’s certificate in Instructional Design, including effective teaching/training strategies, and his Ph.D. in English literature with focus on American drama. He has taught public speaking at DeVry University for 10 years, in addition to other communication courses. Bob has been with ASNT for eight years and prior to his current position, he served as Editor for ASNT educational materials.

Short Course D

Thursday, November 2

9:00am-1:00 pm

NDE Qualification & Certification of Additively Manufactured Parts

Jess Waller, Ph.D., NASA White Sands Test Facility

Numerous technology gaps exist preventing the full, safe, and reliable use of additive manufacturing.  Chief among these gaps is the lack of a mature, integrated plan to unify manufacturing process controls, materials characterization, effect-of-defects knowledge, and quality control measures including nondestructive evaluation (NDE). NDE inspectors, QA/QE professionals, and program managers responsible for the out-sourcing, procurement, fabrication, finishing, inspection, and qualification and certification of additively manufactured parts will find value in this course. Topics covered will include:

  • The overarching role of NDE in additive manufacturing
  • Relevant documents for improving the safety and reliability of AM parts:
  • ASTM-sponsored Nondestructive Round Robin Testing (2016-present)
  • ANSI-America Makes Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC) Roadmap
  • Overview of NASA’s Quality Assurance for Additively Manufactured Hardware
  • Current and future directions in NDE of AM parts

An emphasis is placed on the current NDE state-of-the-art inspection methods for metal AM parts used in fracture critical aerospace applications. For completeness, high performance plastic AM parts will also be addressed.

Attendees will:

  • Gain a formal understanding of the defect types encountered in additively manufactured parts and how defect type and size can be affected by material, processing, and post-processing.
  • Learn how part geometry, part complexity, post-processing, and finishing govern the selection of the best NDE method.
  • Review existing state-of-the-art NDE methods, and newer promising NDE methods for characterizing additively manufactured parts.
  • Learn about consensus approaches being used by NASA, the aerospace industry, and elsewhere for qualification and certification of AM parts.
  • Gain an understanding on how to integrate NDE into qualification and certification plans for AM parts.

About the Instructor

Dr. Waller received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984, and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the University of Akron in 1994.  The last 23 of his 29 years of work experience have focused on aerospace materials at the NASA-JSC White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He is currently a member of numerous ASTM Committees including Committee E07 on Nondestructive Testing, and F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies. He is also the chairman of the ASTM E07.10 Taskgroup on Nondestructive Testing of Aerospace Materials. He has authored or co-authored over 100 papers, patents, and ASTM standards, including many papers and ASTM standards on NDE and additive manufacturing.

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