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The Society has a variety of technical committees supporting academic investigation and research on NDT. Technical papers and reviews appear in "Journal of JSNDI", the official monthly journal of JSNDI. The Research and Technical Development Center was established for the purpose of strengthening academic investigation and research functions, and as an academic database.
There are eight elemental technology divisions, and four applied technology divisions. Each division holds meetings for the presentation of research papers and open symposium. Each also has several specialized sub-committees which support the society with standardization activities.
|Research and Technical committees||Number of Subcommittees||Number of members (approx.)|
|Radiographic Testing (RT)||0||350|
|Ultrasonic Testing (UT)||2||890|
|Magnetic Particle,Penetrant and Visual Testing||0||460|
|Stress and Strain Measurement||2||150|
|Infrared Thermographic Testing||0||140|
The groups exchange information of particular topical issues to promote technical development and common understanding for a limited time of two years. The following three groups are active as of July 1, 2017. Each group holds two to three meetings a year.
|Ad Hoc Research & Technical Groups|
|Study group of exploratory technologies on ultrasonic measurements|
|Study group on cosα method for X-ray residual stress measurement -Standardization and applicability evaluation in the field-|
Annual Conference: Conference focuses on all sectors of nondestructive inspection, testing, and evaluation techniques, and is held once a year, in fall in another selected area of Japan.
Symposiums: Symposiums, which focus on specific technical themes, are held on a regular basis every year. The following symposiums are active now.
|Symposiums||Number of participants (approx.)|
|Symposium on Non-destructive Inspection||190|
|NDE of Radiographic Testing||40|
|NDE of Ultrasonic Testing||140|
|Non-destructive Surface Testing||70|
|Stress-strain Measurment and Strength Evaluation||50|
|NDE of New Materials||50|
|NDT of Concrete Structure||190|
The Society sponsors an International Acoustic Emission Symposium (IAES) every two years, and co-sponsored the US-Japan Symposiums on Advances in NDT which were held in Hawaii in 1996, 1999, 2005, 2010, 2014 and 2018. It also cooperates with WCNDT, APCNDT, ECNDT and APFNDT as a member society.