Report on the Symposium on Nondestructive Testing Standards
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Begun in 1973, the Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE) is the premier international NDE meeting designed to provide an interface between research and early engineering through the presentation of current ideas and results focused on facilitating a rapid transfer to engineering development.
This site provides free, public access to papers presented at the annual QNDE conference between 1983 and 1999, and abstracts for papers presented at the conference since 2001.
A symposium on nondestructive testing (NDT) standards reflecting widespread current concern with this area was held at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) May 19-21, 1976. The symposium was cosponsored by the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) cooperating. The meeting provided the first general forum encompassing discussions on the processes by which NDT codes, standards, and specifications become accepted, and discussions on the status and needs that exist in all NDT methods. Major themes included standards documents, the status of standards in the major methods used in NDT and future directions.