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The 59th meeting of the Acoustic Emission Working Group will
be held May 17-18, 2017 at the Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle.
The meeting is open to all individuals interested in acoustic
emission technology and applications.
Talks describing AE applications in any field, as well as
advances in AE fundamentals, sensing, and signal processing,
are invited. In keeping with the working group character of
the meeting, discussion of work in process is particularly
welcome. Students may submit an extended abstract for
consideration for the AEWG Student Award. The initial call for
abstracts is open until March 15. An online submission form
is in preparation and will be posted here when ready.
Technical and business meetings will be held
Wednesday-Thursday, May 17-18, with the AEWG banquet and
awards ceremony on Thursday evening. A block of hotel rooms
with check-in on Tuesday evening, May 16, and check-out on
Friday morning, May 19, is being prepared.
Topics will cover all the areas
of acoustic emission research, development and applications,
including but not limited to:
Special session on wave propagation of AE source
mechanisms (chaired by Dr. Marvin Hamstad)
Special session on AE for composites (chaired by Dr.
Special session on Advances in AE instrumentation and
sensors (chaired by Mark Carlos)
Special session on AE for materials/structure damage
mechanics (chaired by Dr. Antonios Kontsos)
Special session on AE applications for large scale
structural testing (chaired by David Kosnik)
Novel signal processing approaches
Material research, fracture and fatigue failure
Geosciences and rock mechanics
Orthopedics and biomechanics
Diagnostic techniques & procedures
Codes and standards development
AE theories, methods, validation and verification
Tentative workshop themes:
New Acoustic Emission instrumentation, data processing
and nondestructive/structural health monitoring applications
Use of Acoustic Emission for materials/structural damage
monitoring and identification
Analytical, numerical and computational modeling as well
as validation of Acoustic Emission source and wave
Extended Deadline for Abstract Submission: tbd
Acceptance Notification: tbd
Registration Deadline: tbd
Hotel block extended through this Friday. April 21!
Note that due to a misunderstanding with the
hotel, the group code will appear as "Acoustic
Technology Working Group" rather than "Acoustic
Emission Working Group".
The hotel offers free shuttle service to the
airport and to the Sound Transit Light Rail
system, which provides convenient access to
Call For Abstracts:
Call for Abstracts Remains Open Talks describing AE applications in any
field, as well as advances in AE fundamentals,
sensing, and signal processing, are invited. In
keeping with the working group character of the
meeting, discussion of work in process is
particularly welcome. As the 50th anniversary of
AEWG is approaching, historical or retrospective
talks on AE theory, technology, and personalities
are also invited.
years passed since the first meeting of Acoustic Emission Working
Group (AEWG) was held in Idaho Falls, on February 8, 1968.
AEWG had its beginning in a discussion between Allen T. Green (then at Aerojet-General Corp.,
now at Acoustic Technology Group) and Jack Spanner (then at Battelle Northwest).
Spanner arranged for a formative meeting of interested parties to be held in
Alcoa, TN, on November 2, 1967. Read more...
The 12 people in attendance agreed to hold the
first meeting in Idaho Falls in three months. At that time, eight others (T.
Theodore Anderson, Thomas F. Drouilliard, Robert B. Engle. Robert G. Liptai,
O.K. Mitchell, R. Neal Ord. Ronald E. Ringsmith and Richard K. Steele) joined to
become the charter members of the AEWG.
The photo is
from the AEWG formative meeting; top, from left Robert Moss. Boeing Scientific
Research Lab. (Seattle) -deceased; Dwight Parry, Phillips Petroleum (Idaho
Falls); Norm K. Sowards, Same; Harold Dunegan
-deceised, Lawrence Radillion Lab.
(Livermore); Brad H. Schofield, Teledyne Materials Research. (Waltham); Phil H.
Hutton. Battelle Northwest (Richland); Allen Green. Aerojet-General Corp.
(Sacramento); Herb N. Pederson. Battelle-Northwest (Richland); bottom, from
left; Charles Musser, Boeing Michaud (New Orleans) -deceased; Jack Spanner,
Battelle-Northwest (Richland)· Julian Frederick. Univ. of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
-deceased; Not in picture, Harvey Balderson. Boeing Commercial Aircraft;
deceased. Baldemm took this picture. Also invited to the meeting, but not
attended: C. Hartbower, Aerojet-General. W .R. Sturrock. Boeing. C. Tatto,
Lawrence Radiation Lab. More historic pictures...