This volume contains selected papers from the 19th International Workshop on Electromagnetic Non-Destructive Evaluation (ENDE), which was held in Xi'an Jiaotong University, China on June 25–28, 2014. ENDE workshop is an important event for the researchers with interest in non-destructive evaluation. The first workshop was organized in 1995 in London, UK and then followed 17 workshops held in various countries in different parts of the world. The last one – ENDE 2014 workshop was organized in China, for the first time.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together engineers and scientists from universities, research institutions and industry, who are active in research, development and industrial applications of electromagnetic nondestructive evaluation. The 19th workshop focuses on the theoretical and application researches on ENDE methods and provides a forum for exchanging ideas and discussing recent developments.
The workshop was organized by the State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures at Xi'an Jiaotong University, with support of the Chinese Society of Nondestructive Testing, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Japan Society of Maintenology and the Japan Society of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics. 116 participants from 10 countries (China, Japan, Slovakia, Poland, USA, UK, France, Italy, Brazil, Canada – listed according to the number of participants) were officially registered. There were presented 103 contributions: 3 plenary lectures, 8 invited talks, 25 oral and 67 poster presentations.
1. Norbert Meyendorf: Heinrich Barkhausen in Dresden – New Applications of His Ideas for Electromagnetic NDE.
2. Tetsuya Uchimoto: Evaluation of Residual Strain in Structural Materials of Nuclear Power Plants.
3. Minglong Xu: Development of Measurement Techniques for Monitoring and Diagnosis of Mechanical Structures.
1. Guglielmo Rubinacci: 3D Efficient Simulation of a Magnetic Probe for Material Characterization of Ferromagnetic Specimens with Hysteresis and Eddy Currents.
2. Fumio Kojima: Numerical Simulation of Ultrasonic Source Mechanism for EMAT Based NDE System.
3. Luming Li: Stress Concentration Caused Magnetic Field Abnormality.
4. Dominique Lesselier: Fast Calculation of Electromagnetic Scattering in Anisotropic Multilayers and Its Inverse Problem.
5. Lalita Udpa: Use of Asymmetry in Three Phase Voltages in the Rotating Field Eddy Current Probe.
6. Songling Huang: Reconstruction of Arbitrary Defect Profiles from Three-axial MFL Signals Based on Metaheuristic Optimization Method.
7. Gerd Dobmann: Probability of Detection – A Concept to Combine Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation with Probabilistic Fracture Mechanic Approaches.
8. Tomasz Chady: Electromagnetic Nondestructive Evaluation – from Hertz to Exahertz.
Short version papers of all the contributions have been reviewed and published in the ENDE2014 Proceedings. 42 revised and peer reviewed full papers have been accepted and included in the volume “Electromagnetic Nondestructive Evaluation (XVIII)” published by IOS Press in the book series “Studies in Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics”. Another 12 revised and peer reviewed full papers have been recommended and accepted for publication in International Journal of Aerospace and Lightweight Structures (IJALS) as 2 special issues.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all workshop participants for their presentations and manuscripts submissions and to the reviewers for their effort to produce a high quality of volume works. We thank also to the session chairmen for their helpful work during the workshop.
Thanks are due to the members of the ENDE Standing Committee, especially to the chairperson of STC Professor Fumio Kojima, for their helpful supports during the workshop organization.
Last we would like to thank to all members of the workshop organization committee for their hard work and excellent assistance during the preparation of the ENDE2014.
We hope that the readership of this book will find the included papers interesting and inspiring.
Zhenmao Chen, Shejuan Xie and Yong Li