Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation (NDT&E) is one of the major requirements in aerospace structural design. Almost all the components have to pass through various NDT quality assurance procedures. For damage tolerant design used in aviation, NDT is a prerequisite. Appropriate use of NDT guarantees safety in aerospace and is thus a subject of highest attention.

Although aerospace industries have to clearly stick to certified NDT procedures, there is a large amount of technology being currently developed within the engineering science discipline, which is worth discussion with respect to their application potential. The widespread use of emerging materials such as CFRP composites as well as new manufacturing processes for aerospace structural components has also given rise to many new questions regarding the materials' reliability and manufacturing methods in the light of non-destructive evaluation, both from a research as well as a manufacturing and assembly point of view. To communicate latest R&D achievements to industrial applicants on the one hand and to discuss advanced and improved methods both with scientists as well as industrial researchers on the other, the Symposium for NDT in Aerospace has been established in 2008 and has been organised on an annual basis since 2010. It is run in places worldwide all around the globe where aerospace has a home including Hamburg/ Germany, Montreal/ Canada, Augsburg/ Germany, Singapore, Madrid/ Spain, and Bremen/Germany so far. The 8th Symposium for NDT in Aerospace will now be held in November 2016 in Bangalore/ India.

This Symposium of NDT in Aerospace is intended to provide uniqueness also in a way that it will be held as a single session event only, where every speaker will be given a voice to the plenum. Well selected invited speakers will address topics of high relevance in special keynote lectures and specific reception-typed discussion forums will be established as parallel events where different speakers as well as exhibitors will be able to extensively discuss NDT topics of relevance to aerospace during late afternoon sessions while symposium attendees are welcome to learn about the relevant issues of NDT in aerospace.


  • NDT Methods like Ultrasound, X-ray, Thermal Imaging, Laser Based and Optical Surface Inspection etc.
  • Component Inspection
  • Material Characterisation
  • Data Evaluation and Image Processing
  • NDT System Design
  • Production Integrated NDT&E
  • Mobile NDT&E for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
  • Damage Tolerance
  • Aircraft Aging
  • Structural Health Monitoring

Presentations addressing the topics mentioned above and considering any NDT methods proposed such as thermal imaging, eddy current, ultrasonics, optics, x-ray testing and many others will be most welcome. Opportunities for exhibition of technology and posters will be provided, as well as technical visits to relevant aerospace companies.

Prof. S. GopalakrishnanProf. K Balasubramaniam
Indian Institute of Science,Indian Institute of Technology
Bangalore, India.Chennai, India.

Upcoming Dates

Abstract submission deadline30 August 2016
Deadline for full papers15 September 2016
Early registration deadline30 September 2016

Conference Secretariat

S Gopalakrishnan,
Department of Aerospace Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore-560012, India
Phone: +91-80-22933019


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