Call for papers

Non-destructive testing of railway components is one of the key technologies for reliable and sustainable operation of high density and high-quality rail services. The constantly increasing loadings, train speeds, traffic density and environmental conditions require adaptation of design and materials used as well as NDT methods and techniques.

The EFNDT seminar NDT in Railway 2025 will focus on NDT in manufacturing and maintenance of wheels, axles and wheelsets as well as rolling contact fatigue.

With this seminar we will address the modern challenges in non-destructive testing of wheelsets and give an insight into new developments and applications. In addition, the interdisciplinary exchange between science and industry will enable extended networking among the participants.

EFNDT will courteously invite you to Linz/Austria in March 2025 to participate in an expert exchange of experiences. Our call is addressed to users and service providers from all areas of the railway industry sector as well as to experts from research and development.

We encourage you to submit an abstract to share your latest research, findings or developments with the railway community addressing the following topics:

  • NDT during manufacturing
  • NDT during maintenance
  • Standardisation
  • Reference objects and/or simulation of reference defects
  • Alternative NDT methods

The call will be open until 30 June 2024.

As a presenting author, you benefit from a reduced participation fee of 375 euros.

Your contact person

Conference Team DGZfP
German Society for Non-Destructive Testing
Steffi Dehlau

Max-Planck-Str. 6 | 12489 Berlin

Phone +49 30 67807-128 | Email: