16th October 2019


09:30 Welcome
Stella Job, Composites UK

Structural Health Monitoring & In-Service Inspection

Session chaired by: Rob Rose, Engineering Capability Lead and Responsible Level 3 | Non-Destructive Testing - National Composites Centre

09:35 Structural Health Monitoring for Manufacturing at GKN
Tom Bertenshaw, GKN Aerospace

09:55 Electrical Self-Sensing: Investigating Practical Implementation on Aerospace Materials
Matthew Collinson, AMRC

10:15 Monitoring Structures in Service
Kafui Klutse, Network Rail

10:35 Fibre Optic Sensors the Complete Solution for NDT, Structural Health and In-Service Monitoring of Composite Structures
Robert Knapp, Epsilon Optics

10:55 Wireless, Battery Free Sensing of Composite Structures
Tim Coope, Inductosense Limited

11:15 BREAK


Session chaired by: Ajay Kapadia, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Composites - Knowledge Transfer Network

11:45 Marine Composite Structures – Verification and Repair Methods
Holly Phillips MBE, RNLI

12:05 Composites & Repair – a Military Prospective
Kevin Pickup, BAE Systems

12:25 Replicating the Production Environment for Bonded Repairs in the Field of Thermoset Composite Parts
Paul Rogger, JR Technology

12:45 Developments in Composite Repair of Concrete and Steel Structures
Martin Richardson, Lightweight Structures

13:05 LUNCH

Standards and Knowledge Base

Session chaired by: Holly Phillips MBE, Principal Naval Architect - Royal National Lifeboat Institution

14:00 Closed Loop Systems V
Nuno Lourenco, Jaguar Land Rover

14:20 Challenges in Developing and Applying a High-Fidelity Knowledge Base for Improved Non-Destructive Testing in Composite Material
Nikita Gandhi, Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS)

14:40 Towards the Development of Standards for Non-Destructive Inspection of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
Michael Gower, NPL Management Ltd

15:00 Extended Operation of Turbines and Implications for the Integrity of the Composite Materials
Mark Spring, Lloyd’s Register and Christopher Hornzee-Jones, Aerotrope

15:20 Composites Repair
David Alexander, CACRC


15:40 How can we enable cross-sector knowledge transfer in standards development?

16:00 CLOSE

15th October 2019


10:15 Welcome
Stella Job, Composites UK

Setting the Scene

Session chaired by: Richard Freemantle, Director, Wavelength NDT, Chair of BINDT Composites Group

10:25 BINDT’s Sector-Based Requirements Capture for NDT and SHM of Composites
Robert Smith, BINDT

11:00 Innovations and NDT Activities from the USA
Dan Coughlin, ACMA

11:20 Quality Control in the Next Generation of Composite Propellers
Dave Evans, Dowty Propellers

11:40 From Marine to Aerospace - The Value of NDT in Product Development
Samantha Bunyan, Cecence

12:00 LUNCH

Making the most of Ultrasound for Composites

Session chaired by: Uday Vaidya PhD, Chief Technology Officer, IACMI-The Composites Institute

13:00 DRS Inspection of Engineered Composite Repairs - At Installation and In-Service
Dr Alison Craigon, Sonomatic

13:20 Challenges in the Ultrasonic Inspection of Composite Radii
Andrew Kelly, National Composites Centre

13:40 Using Ultrasonic Testing to Inform Design and Manufacture
Giles Waterhouse, International NDT

14:00 Correction of B-Scan Distortion for Optimum Ultrasonic Imaging of Back Walls with Complex Geometries
Santi Davi, University of Strathclyde

14:20 Aerospace Composite Components - Ultrasonic Robot Assisted Testing (ACCURATe)
Nathan Hartley, TWI

14:40 Ultrasonic 3D Meso-Scale Characterisation of Composites to Increase Confidence in Conformance to Design
Robert Smith, University of Bristol

15:00 BREAK

Further NDT/E Techniques for Composites

Session chaired by: Prof. Robert Smith, Professor of NDT and High Value Manufacturing - British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing

15:30 An Automated Eddy Current System for Non-Destructive Testing of Carbon Fibre Composites
Nessa Fereshteh Saniee, WMG

15:50 Principles and Applications of Terahertz NDE
Joe Buckley, Level X NDT

16:10 Thermography’s Role in the Changing Composite Landscape
Dr Daniel Aylett, National Composites Centre

16:30 IntACom - Rapid Inspection of Composites at Manufacturing and In-Service
Jonathan Riise, TWI


16:50 What are the best NDT/E techniques for composites and where are the gaps?

17:30 CLOSE


19:30 Drinks reception and dinner

Dinner is included in all two day entry tickets. Speakers and one day attendees must have booked the dinner separately.


Register for one or both days of the conference here.

Discounted rates for Composites UK and ACMA members available.

A smaller, 10% discount is available for members of the KTN and BINDT (contact them for the discount code).