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Organized Session on Nondestructive Testing in Railway Application

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Organized Session on NDT 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 organized session 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.


Session Organizer(s)                                                                


Prof. Gao Xiaorong

Co-Chairman of FENDT2015

Director of NDT Research Center of Southwest Jiaotong University

Important Deadlines                                                      

Submission deadline of full papers                                          April 15, 2015

Notification of paper acceptance                                            April 30, 2015                       

Conference registration                                                         April 15-May 28, 2015                         

Session event                                                                      May 28, 2015


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

 Conference Venue                                                             

Zhuhai, Guangdong province of China, on 28th-31st May, 2015

Let Zhuhai touch your heart!