Proceeding : Full Papers

These proceedings will be published on, Open Access Archive. In addition, a special issue of the journal NDT&E International will be published based on original research results presented at NDT in Aerospace 2019. Authors will be invited to submit to this issue on the basis of the provided proceedings  and presentation.



Students Challenge :

8 teams of students from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Spain and the France/UK will present their solutions of detecting on composites (COTESA) during a special session with a rewarding at the Conference Dinner.

Test specimens had been shipped to each of them. The study case gives five different internal defects in the sample whose minimum size is 3 mm x 3 mm. One defect is located in the bonding area of the T-bar to the specimen.

The challenge is high ! Each team will be evaluated on 3 main criteria : detectability of the defects, approach of their works and the presentation on november at the 11th NDT in Aerospace.




…to Team 7 with: Gaétan Poelman, Joost Segers, Saeid Hedayatrasa, Erik Verboven, Win Van Paepegem, Mathias Kersemans, from Ghent University in Belgium.

Title : The state-of-the-art and beyond in non-destructive testing of a complex CFRP component.





The jury :

Falk Stelzmann (COTESA – Germany), Nicolas Dominguez (Airbus – France), Krishnan Balasubramaniam (IIT Madras – India), Fang Fang (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics).

Scientific Committee

  • Christian Boller Saarland University, Germany
  • Matthias Buderath Airbus, Germany
  • Pierre Calmon CEA List, France
  • Fu-Kuo Chang Stanford University, USA
  • Younho Cho Pusan National University, South Korea
  • Esmeralda Cuevas Tecnatom, Spain
  • Nicolas Dominguez Airbus, France
  • Zheng Fan Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Gary Georgeson Boeing, USA
  • Christian Große TU München, Germany
  • Srinivasan Gopalakrishnan Indian Institute of Science, India
  • Alfredo Güemes Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
  • Henning Heuer Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany
  • Frédéric Jenson Safran Tech, France
  • Johann Kastner FH Oberösterreich, Austria
  • Wieslaw Ostachowicz Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • William Prosser NASA, USA
  • Matthias Purschke DGZfP, Germany
  • Xinlin (Peter) Qing Xiamen University, China
  • Lei Qiu Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
  • Robert Smith University of Bristol, UK
  • Zhonquing Su Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • GuiYun Tian Newcastle University, UK
  • Shenfang Yuan Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
  • Zhenggan Zhou Beihang University, China

Organising Committee

  • Pierre Calmon CEA List, France, (Chairman)
  • Christian Boller Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, (Co-chair)
  • David Barnoncel Ariane Group, France
  • Bastien Chapuis CEA List, France
  • Nicolas Dominguez Airbus, France
  • Florence Giraud COFREND, France
  • Frédéric Jenson Safran Tech, France
  • Jean Marie Morvan Dassault Aviation, France
  • Christophe Parsis, Afenda FrANDTB
  • Michael Stamm Brussels Airlines/KU Leuven, Belgium (Student Challenge)