Non-destructive Testing


Dr. Alexander Mendler

Dr. Olga Popovych


The subject area "Non-Destructive Testing" (NDT) deals with all non-destructive testing methods for quality assurance, inspection and continuous monitoring of systems, components and structures. Special focus topics of the Chair of Non-destructive Testing are:

  • Detection of damage in concrete and reinforced concrete
  • Structural health monitoring of structures using wired and wireless sensor technology (predictive maintenance and service life analysis)
  • NDT techniques for lightweight composites (CFRP, GFRP)
  • Further development of the signal-based acoustic emission analysis
  • Quality Assurance in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM)
  • Numerical simulation of NDT testing techniques
  • Further development of materials with, for example, superhydrophobic or self-healing properties
  • Nondestructive examination of historic objects
  • Biomechanical investigations with the Klinikum rechts der Isar
  • Archaeological forensics and support of law enforcement activities
  • Drone aerial assessment of buildings and facilities (including IR thermography)
  • Industrial Computer Tomography (CT) analysis of items related to construction, mechanical engineering, art, aircraft, automotive and historical objects

In addition, a list of current and completed projects are given in: