AEWG-58: Philadelphia, PA, May 22-25, 2016


AEWG-58: Meeting Announcement

The 58th Conference will be held in

Philadelphia, PA, USA

May 22 - 25, 2016

AEWG general meetings are open to all interested individuals.


This site ( hosts latest information for the upcoming AEWG meeting.

Also provided for free download is the Journal of AE (JAE), all editions since Volume 1 to 31,
as well as contents and index information, searchable for word/term/author!

The AEWG is inviting submission of abstracts for the presentations at the meeting.
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. Jonathan Awerbuch)
  • 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 mechanisms
  • Geosciences and rock mechanics
  • Orthopedics and biomechanics
  • Manufacturing applications
  • Diagnostic techniques & procedures
  • Codes and standards development
  • AE theories, methods, validation and verification



Meeting date: May 22-25, 2016
Program: In preparation
Registration: In preparation
Student Award
Students are encouraged to submit a paper for Student Award Competition consideration.
Venue Information: Drexel University
College of Engineering
Hotel Information:
In preparation
Call For Abstracts: Meeting Host Dr. Antonios Kontsos sincerely invites the submission of abstracts to be presented at the upcoming conference:
  • The deadline for submission: December 1, 2015.
  • Please email your paper to:
  • The language used in this event is English, so please write your paper in English.
  • Please email an abstract for your paper in 100-300 words together with your paper.
  • Please attach the following personal information in the email:
    Author’s name, organization, address, phone number and email address.
  • The author will be notified within one month after submission of the papers.


47  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.
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, 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.
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