The online ADVISE Training School took place on 15 February 2022



The virtual “ADVISE Training School on Non-Destructive Evaluation for NPP” took place on 15 February 2022 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM CET.

This 3-hour event mixed live presentations about NDE on complex media and video presentations of selected developments and outcomes of the ADVISE project.

The detailed Programme and the Event Booklet including speakers' profile and short abstracts are available for download.

Please find hereafter the recordings of the presentations:

Welcome & Introduction
Ultrasound propagation in complex elastic media FE beam tool in CIVA POGO simulation software
CIVA Plugin & CIVA Lab features TFM imaging of complex and anisotropic materials Scattering Matrix feature on FMC data
Ray inversion for determining weld maps from ultrasound TFM SEE feature in CIVA TFM SEE feature in CAPTURE

European NDE Symposium for NPP - ADVISE & NOMAD joint workshop on 4-5 May 2021



The “European Symposium on Non-destructive Evaluation for NPP” – jointly organised by the ADVISE and NOMAD European projects (H2020 Euratom) – was held on 4-5 May 2021 in a virtual format.

This 2-day event brought together both projects, as well as a number of other initiatives. The symposium programme covered NDE topics with respect to relevant materials, operation conditions and components of European NPPs for a comprehensive workshop on NDE issues in the context of long-term operation of plants.

Over 125 participants, from 17 countries took part in this online event. The symposium started with a plenary session including general presentations about relevant aspects of long-term operation in Germany and France, overall presentations of both projects and general principles of different NDE methods. The first day closed with a presentation given by both EC Project Officers concerning the upcoming EURATOM program. Throughout the second day, the symposium hosted three parallel technical sessions focusing on the latest innovations in the fields of:  

- Microstructure characterization

- Defect detect and characterization

- Non-metallic materials. 

Contributions on implementation of online condition-based monitoring and artificial intelligence-based approaches showed important perspectives in the field of NPP.

Presentations and recordings are available upon request at
The Event Booklet is available on the event webpage here.

Meet ADVISE at the next SNETP Forum on 2-4 February 2021



The SNETP FORUM 2021 Edition took place virtually from 2 to 4 February 2021.

The Forum started with a plenary session, followed by 8 technical sessions on the second day. The final plenary session of the third day was the occasion to wrap up the content of the technical discussions and get to know the outcome of the Young Generation Award Challenge. A number of side meetings were held: of NUGENIA Technical areas, EERA-JPNM working group, and NC2I Task Force took place before and after the forum.

Andreas SCHUMM (EDF), the ADVISE Project Coordinator (re)presented the ADVISE project. 

Recent ADVISE results at e-Forum Acusticum 2020 on 7-11 December 2020



Corentin MENARD (CEA) will be attending the on-line e-Forum Acusticum 2020 conference on 7-11 December 2020.

He will be presenting his recent ADVISE work and results on Optimization method for ultrasonic array imaging of defects in complex materials with unknown elastic properties on 7 December at 11:50AM.

On-line 73rd IIW Annual Assembly on 15-25 July 2020



IIW 2020

To adapt to the current situation, the 73rd IIW Annual Assembly will be held on-line, on 15-25 July 2020.

Within the Technical Meeting of Commision V and Su-Commission VF, Pierre CALMON (CEA) will be given a presentation of ADVISE's recent advances in the Annual Report of the Sub-Commission and then Corentin MENARD (CEA) will be presenting his latest work and results on Ultrasonic Array Imaging in Anisotropic Steel Components with Unknown Properties using Optimization Algorithms on 21 July at 2:00PM.

Ultrasonics 2020 on 20-23 July 2020 in Caparica, Portugal



Due to the Covid-19 situation, the Ultrasonics 2020 international conference initially scheduled for June 2020 had to be postponed and finally took place on 20-23 July 2020 in Caparica, Portugal.

ADVISE member, Jean-François SAILLANT (Framatome Intercontrôle) intended to attend and present Multilayer piezoelectric elements for FMC arrays but his participation had to be cancelled due to the sanitary measures.

ADVISE results presented at the 42nd PIERS in Xiamen, China on 17-20 December 2019



The ADVISE project participant, Roberto MIORELLI (CEA) will be attending the 42nd PIERS PhotonIcs & Electromagnetics Research Symposium on 17-20 December 2019 in Xiamen, China.

He will be presenting ADVISE-related work and results: Improving the Quality of Images of a Homogeneous Anisotropic Weld Mold with a Local Optimization Scheme Based on a Surrogate Model on 18 December at 9:00AM.

The ADVISE Consortium met at Framatome Intercontrôle premises in Chalon-sur-Saône, France



In the second year of the project, the ADVISE Consortium met for a third time at Framatome Intercontrôle facilities in Chalon-sur-Saône, France on 15-16 October 2019.

The objective of this two-day meeting was to review the work progresses achieved during the first project period and discuss about future activities. The consortium had also the great opportunity to visit the CETIC, a training centre for the qualification of personnel and the preparation of Maintenance Operations on Pressurized Water Reactor Nuclear Steam Supply Systems.

Huitième conférence plénière du GDR Ondes le 29 octobre 2019



Le GDR ONDES 2451, maison commune des ondes, tient sa huitième conférence plénière biennale sous l’égide et au sein de CentraleSupélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, les lundi 28 et mardi 29 octobre 2019.

A cette conférence, Corentin MENARD (CEA) a présenté son travail dans le cadre du projet ADVISE: Optimisation de l’imagerie ultrasonore multi-éléments dans des aciers anisotropes dont les propriétés élastiques sont méconnues: Application au Contrôle Non-Destructif le 29 octobre.

ADVISE results presented at 2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium held on 6-9 October 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK



The IEEE IUS 2019 is an essential meeting for the global ultrasonics technical community, universally recognized for the contributions to ultrasonics technology presented there, providing key material to keep up to date with an industry that is growing at more than 10% per annum. 

ADVISE project participant Long Bai from University of Bristol will be presenting ADVISE results (Detection and Characterisation of Defects in Highly Scattering Materials Using Ultrasonic Arrays) on 8 October at 16:15.

Learn more about the latest ADVISE results at the 15th International Symposium on Nondestructive Characterization of Materials on 17-19 September 2019 in Portorož, Slovenia



The International Symposium on Nondestructive Characterization of Materials focuses on the use of nondestructive evaluation methods as an investigation tool to determine the materials properties, and characterize parts of materials or features detected within them. This symposium encourages presentations addressing issues of current and future interest, covering both theoretical and experimental work. 

ADVISE project partner, Michal Kalkowski from Imperial College London will be giving an oral presentation (A Case Study on Ultrasonic Characterization of an Austenitic Weld – Is ‘In Situ’ Feasible?) on 18 September at 14:55 in Room: Mediteranea.

Meet several ADVISE partners at the QNDE 46th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Non-destructive Evaluation on 14-18 July 2019 in Portland, OR, USA



Several ADVISE project partners will attend the QNDE 46th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Non-destructive Evaluation from 14 to 18 July 2019 in Portland, Oregon, USA. A presentation on preliminary results from the ADVISE project is planned as follows:

17 July at 8:30AM (QNDE2019:6752): Nicolas Paul (EDF): Ultrasound array probe: signal processing in case of structural noise

17 July at 10:30AM (QNDE2019:7018): Corentin Ménard (CEA): Adaptive TFM Imaging in Anisotropic Steels Using Optimization Algorithms Coupled to a Surrogate Model

17 July at 1:30PM (QNDE2019:6759): Michal Kalkowski (ICL): On the suitability of wave description models for ultrasonic characterisation of an austenitic stainless steel weld

17 July at 3:30PM (QNDE2019:6911): Michal Kalkowski (ICL): Towards a better understanding of GIUM microstructure characterisation by grain-scale finite element simulations.

Learn more about the latest ADVISE results at the IIW Annual Assembly & International Conference on 7-12 July 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia



Pierre CALMON (CEA) will be attending the IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference in July 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Within the Technical meeting of Commission V and the Sub-commission VF of the Annual Assembly, he will be presenting the ADVISE project and its results in Recent advances in modelling approaches for the simulation of ultrasonic testing –  Application to weld inspection on 10 July at 9:30AM.

Join some of the ADVISE partners at the EPRI Conference – NDE in Nuclear 2019 on 25-27 June in Charlotte, NC, USA



Michael LOWE (ICL) and Pierre CALMON (CEA) both plan to attend the EPRI annual Conference (NDE in Nuclear 2019) from 25 to 27 June in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Pierre CALMON will be presenting ADVISE results in Numerical Solutions for UT Modelling of Austenitic Welds Using Dedicated Macroscale Finite Elements Tools on 26 June at 8:20AM (4.B.02).

NDE in Nuclear 2019 will build upon the success of the annual EPRI NDE Technology Week by providing an international conference for NDE professionals from all nuclear utilities, service vendors, inspection equipment manufacturers, research laboratories, and other stakeholders to discuss advancements in the research and application of NDE technologies for the commercial nuclear industry.

The conference will be held over two and a half days. Following the opening plenary session there will be three parallel sessions of oral technical presentations. During the second day all attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the Technology Showcase. The Technology Showcase will take place at the EPRI facilities in Charlotte and will include a tour of the EPRI NDE laboratories, a vendor exhibition, and topical NDE technology talks.

Meet ADVISE at the FISA 2019 and EURADWASTE '19 Conferences held by the European Commission on 3-7 June 2019 in Pitesti, Romania



fisa 2019

The ADVISE Coordinator, Andreas SCHUMM, intends to attend the joint FISA 2019 and EURADWATE’19 Conferences in Pitesti, Romania in June 2019. Amongst other related projects, he will present the latest ADVISE results with a cross-cutting approach (Reactor performance, system reliability, instrumentation and control.).

The European Commission is co-organising FISA 2019 and EURADWASTE ’19 conferences with the Ministry of Research and Innovation of Romania and the Institute for Nuclear Research under the auspices of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2019.

ADVISE partners are attending the annual NUGENIA Forum 2019 on 13-15 March in Paris, France



Several ADVISE partners will be attending the annual NUGENIA Forum on 13-15 March 2019 in Paris, France.

Andreas SCHUMM (EDF), the project Coordinator, will be presenting ADVISE during the “Poster Drink” where a cocktail will be held with presentations of the NUGENIA project portfolio. More information on the NUGENIA website.

The ADVISE Consortium meets at KTU premises in Kaunas, Lithuania!



One year after the launch of the project, the ADVISE Consortium met for a second time at KTU's facilities in Kaunas, Lithuania on 10-11 October 2018.

The objective of this two-day meeting was to review the work progresses achieved during the first year of the project and discuss about future activities. The annual Consortium Meeting also provides a perfect opportunity to consolidate effective work collaborations between all partners involved.

Meet the ADVISE partners at the QNDE 2018 Conference, 15-19 July 2018 in Burlington, VT, USA



ADVISE Project H2020 - QNDE

Several ADVISE partners will be attending the annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation on 15-19 July 2018 in Burlington, Vermont, USA.

If you wish to know more about the ADVISE project, its first results and about related progresses in the NDE field, Andreas Schumm from EDF will be giving an oral presentation (n°214 “Multiple Scattering Filtering for Volumetric and Plane Defects”) at 9:50AM and Michal Kalkowski from Imperial College London (n°153 “Austenitic weld stiffness map inversion powered by GPU-accelerated finite element simulations”) at 4:50PM on 18 July 2018.

ADVISE partners at the 12th ECNDT in Gothenburg, Sweden on 11-15 June 2018



ADVISE Partners Gothenburg

Several ADVISE partners are attending the 12th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing from 11-15 June 2018 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The annual ECNDT provides an excellent opportunity to strengthen global collaboration in NDT research and innovation. Gathering a large number of experts in the field of NDT, it is a great opportunity to introduce them the ADVISE project, and build on existing results in this field.
Andreas Schumm, the ADVISE Project Coordinator as well as project partners Pierre Calmon (CEA), Pierre-Emile Lhuillier (EDF), Souad Bannouf (EXTENDE), Martin Spies (Fraunhofer) and Peter Huthwaite (ICL) will be giving oral presentations in their field of expertise at the annual conference. Also, EXTENDE welcomes you at its booth C03:01, where you can pick up an ADVISE brochure to know more about the project.

Meet ADVISE at the Annual NUGENIA Forum 2018 (10-12 April, Prague, Republic Czech)



Andreas Schumm, the ADVISE Project Coordinator has been invited to present the ADVISE project at the Joint Technical Session organised by the H2020 SOTERIA project during the Annual NUGENIA Forum – Nuclear Days 2018

This joint session is open to the general public and is an excellent platform for exchanging information, building collaborations and enhancing synergies with other projects.

The ADVISE project was launched on 1 September 2017!



The ADVISE project has officially started its activities on the 1st of September 2017. The Consortium met for the first time at the ADVISE Kick-off meeting, held on 4-5 October 2017 in France (at EDF site).