AEWG-62: Virtual Meeting, May 27-29, 2020


AEWG-62: Virtual Meeting

May 27-29, 2020

AEWG general meetings are open to all interested individuals.

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Also provided for free download is the Journal of AE (JAE), all editions since Volume 1 to 36,
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The meeting is open to all individuals interested in acoustic emission technology and applications.

Talks describing AE applications in any field, as well as advances in AE fundamentals, sensing, and signal processing, are invited.  In keeping with the working group character of the meeting, discussion of work in process is particularly welcome.  Students may submit an extended abstract for consideration for the AEWG Student Award.

Topics will cover all the areas of acoustic emission research, development and applications, including but not limited to:
  • Wave propagation of AE source mechanisms
  • Infrastructure and health monitoring
  • AE for composites
  • Advances in AE instrumentation and sensors
  • AE for materials/structure damage mechanics
  • AE applications for large scale structural testing
  • 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

Workshop themes:

  • Acoustic Emission instrumentation, data processing and nondestructive/structural health monitoring applications
  • Acoustic Emission for materials/structural damage monitoring and identification
  • Analytical, numerical and computational modeling as well as validation of Acoustic Emission source and wave propagation effects

Dear Colleagues,
To stay connected and promote discussion and collaboration related to Acoustic Emission, we will be holding this year’s AEWG meeting in a virtual platform. We would like to thank all authors who accepted to prepare the video presentations during their busy schedule. 
AEWG-62 Registration: To participate to this virtual meeting, please register using the following link: Registration. There is no fee to participate to the live meetings or listen to the uploaded presentations.
AEWG-62 Program: There will be three live meetings via Google Meet. We will send login instructions to the registered participants before the meetings start. You can send your questions or suggestions related to what you would be interested to have been discussed in these 3 meetings to The presentations will be available asynchronously via videos. You can find the program at: AEWG-62 Program
AEWG-62 Virtual Presentations: Once you register, you will receive instructions on how to access the presentation links. You can find the presentation list at: AEWG-62 Videos
We look forward to connect with most of you virtually and exchange ideas on how to improve the research, application and education of Acoustic Emission.
Best Regards,
AEWG Executive Committee


Dr. Didem Ozevin
Associate Professor
Dept. of Civil and Materials Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago
+1 (312) 413-3051

Vice Chairman
Dr. Valery Godinez
MISTRAS Group, Inc. 
+1 (609) 716-4055

Dr. Antonios Kontsos
Associate Professor
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Drexel University
+1 (215) 895 2297


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52  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 -deceised, 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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