The Japanese Society for

Non-Destructive Inspection



The Japanese Society for Non-Destructive Inspection


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Academic Activities

Domestic Academic Activities

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.

Research & Technical Committees

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
Electromagnetic Testing 2 200
Leak Testing 0 80
Stress and Strain Measurement 2 150
Acoustic Emission 0 120
Infrared Thermographic Testing 0 140

Ad Hoc Research & Technical Groups

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 Conferences and Symposiums

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
Acoustic Emission 110
NDE of New Materials 50
NDT of Concrete Structure 190

International Academic Activities

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.