oN DuTy! – Innovative Program on NonDestructive Testing (NDT)
NonDestructive Testing (NDT) is a key discipline in major industrial sectors to ensure quality and safety. Several methods are regularly employed in areas ranging from x-ray or ultrasound testing of metallic or composite components in the automotive and aerospace industries, to the inspection of petrochemical ducts using eddy currents or acoustical emissions. The present proposal combines different NDT-related subjects under the oN DuTy! training initiative supported by the NSERC CREATE, whose main objectives are of developing an enriched, unique and innovative Technical and Professional training experience in NDT for students and postdoctoral fellows through a network of leading NDT universities and industrial partners, thereby facilitating the transition of new researchers from trainees to productive employees in the Canadian workforce. The investigated subjects are at the forefront of current worldwide research efforts in NDT and deal with a variety of applications and challenges according to the actual needs of the partners.