Electromagnetic Nondestructive Evaluation: Volume 15

Nondestructive evaluation is a vitally important tool in many fields of engineering, medicine and art. Because it does not permanently alter the article being inspected, it is a highly-valuable technique that can save both money and time in product evaluation, troubleshooting and research. Electromagnetic Nondestructive Evaluation (ENDE) is the process of inducing electric currents, magnetic fields or both inside a test object and observing the electromagnetic response. This book is a collection of 41 papers presented at the 16th International Workshop on Electromagnetic Nondestructive Evaluation (ENDE), which was held in Chennai, India, in March 2011. This is the first time this workshop series has come to India, a fact which is indicative of the growing interest in the Indian subcontinent for ENDE. Highlights of the workshop were the excellent keynote presentation by Professor Satish Udpa of Michigan State University, USA, which dealt with the origin, growth and future of ENDE, and the unique contest on 'Electromagnetic Sensors and Devices' which was organized for students and scholars in order to give them an early opportunity to interact with ENDE experts. The book will be of interest to all those working in the field of ENDE.