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  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 such as the catenary, undercarriages or any components of the traction part such as gears. 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  

 Chair of NDT and Quality Assurance, Saarland University  

 Chengdu Lead Science & Technology Co., Ltd.    


         German Society for 

   Non-Destructive Testing 







Prof. Dr. -Ing Christian Boller

Chairman of FENDT2014

Director of Fraunhofer Institute for

Non-Destructive Testing

Prof. Gao Xiaorong

Co-Chairman of FENDT2014

Director of NDT Research Center of Southwest Jiaotong University

  Important Deadlines                                            

Submission of abstracts                          April 15th , 2014

Submission of full papers                         May 15th, 2014

Early registration                                      May 15th, 2014

Final program                                          June 10th, 2014

Workshop event                                      June 21st -22nd ,2014


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Please mark your paper for the Workshop on NDT in Railway Application. All fees are included within the FENDT registration fee.

 Conference Venue                                                

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

                                         Let Chengdu Touch Your Heart!