The 6th International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Nondestructive Testing (ETNDT6) took place in Brussels, Belgium, May 27–29, 2015 (www.etndt6.be). It was organized by the Department of Mechanics of Materials and Constructions (MEMC) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).The conference gathered world-wide leading experts and covered all fields of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) in materials and structures. This is a subject of great significance, with great social impact as it is strongly related to detection of damage in engineering structures, such as buildings, bridges, aircrafts, pressure vessels, monuments etc. using non-invasive techniques (among others ultrasound, X-rays, Radar, neutrons, thermography, vibrations, acoustic emission). Health monitoring of structures and components is in close connection to the developments in the field of nondestructive testing. Information on the structural condition is important for planning maintenance and overall management of structures. Fast, reliable and low cost methodologies for evaluation are certainly in demand in the life cycle engineering of the structures.The ETNDT6 conference aimed to provide the latest developments in these techniques, contribute to the exchange of ideas among scientists and industry and disseminate significant knowledge. The conference attracted more than one hundred participants from 22 countries showing that the area of NDTreceives continuously more attention due to its importance in safety and engineering. The conference featured the following excellent plenary talks:• “Neutron techniques for NDT”, by Prof. Helena Van Swygenhoven-Moens from Paul Scherrer Institute & EPFL, Switzerland• “Basics and Applications of NDE based on Elastodynamics towards Infra-Dock for Concrete Structures” by Prof. Masayasu Ohtsu from Kumamoto University, Japan• “Resonant Defects: A New Approach to Highly-Sensitive Defect-Selective Imaging” by Igor Solodov from University of Stuttgart, Germany.Substantial keynote presentations were contributed by A. Moropoulou, A. Saisi, N. Lammens, H. Pfeiffer, M. Bentahar, E. Gruyaert, N. Godin, T. Shiotani, M. Ioannides, T. Suzuki, P. Rizzo, M. Gresil, G. Chiesura, T. Kek.The present volume is a collection of the submitted papers grouped in different sections according to the session they were presented. We believe that it represents the current trends in nearly all fields of NDT with cutting edge applications.
|Plaats van productie||The Nederlands|
|ISBN van geprinte versie||978-1-138-02884-5|
|Status||Published - 2016|