Anaheim Marriott
Anaheim, California, United States
26 - 30 April 2020
Conference SSN07
Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, Civil Infrastructure, and Transportation IX
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Abstract Due:
16 October 2019

Author Notification:
20 December 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
1 April 2020

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Conference Chair
  • Tzu-Yang Yu, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)

Conference Co-Chairs
Program Committee
  • Venkat Airtharaju, General Motors Co. (United States)
  • Christopher C. Bowland, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
  • Genda Chen, Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology (United States)
  • Chih-Hung Chiang, Chaoyang Univ. of Technology (Taiwan)
  • Reinhard Ebert, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
  • Nora Dianne Ezell, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
  • Zhenhua Huang, Univ. of North Texas (United States)
  • Dryver R. Huston, The Univ. of Vermont (United States)
  • Xiaoning Jiang, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
  • Ajay M. Koshti, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
  • Denvid Lau, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
  • Xiaodong Li, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
  • Gao Liu, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)

Program Committee continued...
  • Kenneth J. Loh, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
  • Jerome P. Lynch, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
  • Oliver J. Myers, Clemson Univ. (United States)
  • Piotr Omenzetter, Univ. of Aberdeen (United Kingdom)
  • Didem Ozevin, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
  • Akira Sasamoto, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
  • Kevin L. Simmons, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
  • Caesar Singh, U.S. Dept. of Transportation (United States)
  • Yu-Min Su, National Kaohsiung Univ. of Applied Sciences (Taiwan)
  • Yan Wan, Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)
  • Ming L. Wang, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
  • Yang Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
  • Tian Xia, The Univ. of Vermont (United States)
  • Lingyu Yu, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
  • Fuh-Gwo Yuan, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
  • Haifeng Zhang, Univ. of North Texas (United States)
  • Xiaoyu R. Zheng, Virginia Polytechnic and State Univ. (United States)

Call for
This conference creates an international forum to address the current state-of-the-art technologies in nondestructive characterization and monitoring of advanced materials and aerospace components, as well as technical challenges concerning infrastructure asset management including commercial/public transportation and public utilities. The inspection technologies encompass a cradle-to-grave timeline allowing for the monitoring of the fabrication process (e.g., advanced/additive manufacturing), assessing initial component quality, in-situ monitoring and system health, as well as evaluating repairs/retrofits. The overall theme focuses on identifying and fostering improvements and new developments regarding theory, hardware, implementation strategies, interpretation of data/results, and automation.

This conference will provide a medium for communication and collaborations among engineers and scientists in the following areas:
  • SHM/NDE of advanced materials (e.g., refractories, polymer matrix composites, metal matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites, foams, high-performance alloys)
  • development of NDE and SHM tools for automotive and aerospace components/systems
  • life management and system analysis/design methodologies for diagnostics and prognostics of materials and structures
  • civil infrastructure management for roads, highways, rail systems, bridges, buildings, water systems, dams, levees, pipelines, tunnels, chimneys, and power generation (e.g., natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, hydropower, geothermal, solar, etc.)
  • SHM/NDE for energy infrastructure (electrical grids, power transmission, pipeline distribution systems, nuclear power plants, and/or oil and gas exploration)
  • SHM/NDE sensor development, MEMS/NEMS, intelligent transportation systems, complex cyber-physical systems via control, networking, verification, and real-time systems to protect infrastructure including aeronautics, civil, materials, energy, automotive, medical, chemical, manufacturing, and agriculture
  • continuous and life-cycle monitoring, predictive modeling, aging mechanisms for aeronautical, civil, mechanical, and manufacturing engineering structures
  • new materials and sensors for structural repair/retrofit for cost mitigation, improving measurement accuracy, reliability, and safety
  • integration and automation of multiple SHM/NDE technologies for improving interpretation of results
  • SHM and NDE for additive manufacturing processes and finished parts
  • modeling, simulation, and technology development at various scales ranging from nano- and micro- scale to super-large structures
  • signal/image processing, data fusion, signal/image denoising, artificial intelligence, and deep learning for SHM/NDE
  • augmented reality (AR), Virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) for SHM/NDE
  • mitigation of man-made and natural hazards in physical infrastructure including buildings, highway infrastructure, bridges, dams, levees, and nuclear power plants
  • environmental monitoring/sensing technologies and applications (e.g., unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) monitoring)
  • SHM/NDE technologies and applications in homeland security and counter-terrorism
  • NDE standards, codes, regulations, and acceptance criteria
  • NDE for self-healing materials, structures, and systems
  • big data for vehicle health monitoring and redesign of structural components based on sensor data
  • integrated in-line monitored manufacturing parameters for process-structure-property relationship
  • multifunctional structural composites
  • innovative manufacturing of composites enabled by machine learning and artificial intelligence.
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