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ASNT Announces Call For Abstracts
March 12, 2018

The American Society For Nondestructive Testing has issued a call for abstracts for presentation at the NDE/NDT for Highway and Bridges: Structural Materials Technology (SMT 2018) and the International Symposium Non-Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering (NDT-CE 2018) Conference to be held August 27-29, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Presentations are being sought on the following subjects:

• Role of NDT/NDE in Condition Assessment, Forensic Investigation, and Structural Health Monitoring;
• Bridges;
• Pavements;
• Tunnels and Culverts;
• Light Poles and Sign Supports;
• Pre-stressed and Post-Tensioned Members;
• Tendons and Cables;
• Scour Evaluation and Monitoring;
• Overhead Sign Support Structures;
• Foundations;
• Role Of NDT/NDE in Construction Quality Management;
• Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) during Construction;
• Inspection at Fabrication Facilities;
• Baseline Measurements;
• Monitoring During Accelerated Construction;
• Inspection of Innovative Materials;
• Recent Innovations in NDT/NDE;
• Innovative NDE Methods;
• Advanced NDE Analysis;;
• Combined/Complementary NDE Methods (Data Fusion, Integration, Visualization);
• Innovative Sensors for Civil Infrastructure;
• Rapid Non-contact Sensing Methods;
• Use of Automation and Robotics in Inspection of Civil Infrastructure;
• Virtual NDE Resources for Education and Training;
• Automated Data Analysis and Interpretation;
• Multiple Method Integration;
• Aerial Mounted Sensor Applications;
• Complementary Use of NDE in SHM;
• Reliability of NDT/NDE;
• Probability of Detection;
• Limitations of Existing Methods;
• Validation Reference Specimens;
• Field Validation;
• Role of NDT/NDE and SHM Data for Load Rating, Structural Response Modeling, Deterioration Modeling and the Estimation of Remaining Service Life/ Structural Stiffness/Residual Strength;
• Use of NDE and SHM in Understanding Structural Response and Verification of Design Assumptions;
• Qualification and Performance Testing of NDT Bridge Inspection Practitioners; and
SHM for Support of Preservation.

Individuals interested in making a presentation should submit a 250 word abstract online at

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 1, 2018.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Chairs and scheduled in the program. Speakers will be informed of acceptance by April 15, 2018.

Questions concerning the conference should be directed to the ASNT Conference Department at or call us at 800-222-2786 or 614-274-6003, ext. 213.

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