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Welcome To 2014 Far East Forum on Nondestructive Evaluation/Testing

Welcome To 2014 Far East Forum on Nondestructive Evaluation/Testing

Workshop on Nondestructive Testing in Railway Application


Structural integrity in railway engineering has been an essential subject ever since. With higher loading and lighter weight design performance requirements are continuously increased. This requires also enhanced quality control or performance control in general which all is associated with nondestructive testing (NDT). NDT today has become a mandatory tool in a variety of areas in railway engineering would those be axles, wheels or rails. However even other parts in railway engineering are considered would this be the catenary, undercarriages or any components of the traction part such as gears. However NDT in railway engineering is not limited to the rolling stock only. Even with railway infrastructure NDT becomes relevant such as bridges, tunnels, station buildings, dams or any other type of infrastructure.


This workshop is intended to cover but may not be limited to the following subjects:

• Ultrasonic inspection including phased array and guided waves

• Eddy current inspection

• Magnetics

• Thermography

• Other NDT techniques with railway engineering relevance

• Stress state analysis

• Wheel inspection

• Hollow axle inspection

• Rail inspection

• Infrastructure inspection (bridges, tunnels, buildings, etc.)

Presentations addressing the topics mentioned above and considering any NDT methods proposed such as thermal imaging, eddy current, ultrasonic, optics, X-ray testing and many others will be most welcome. Optional post-conference technical visits to organizations associated with railway engineering and inspection are currently explored.

Supported by      

Fraunhofer Institute of Non-destructive Testing

NDT Research Center of Southwest Jiaotong University

Saarland University

Chengdu Lead Science & Technology Co., Ltd.


Important Deadlines 

Submission deadline of abstracts March 30th , 2014

Submission deadline of full papers April 30th, 2014

Early Registration Deadline April 30th, 2014

Final Programme June 10th, 2014

Conference June 20th -23rd , 2014

Conference Venue          

Chengdu, Sichuan province of China, on 20th-23rd June, 2014

Let Chengdu Touch Your Heart!