The Chair of Non-destructive Testing (NDT) is the AG6 group within the Center for Building Materials (cbm) in Munich-Pasing and is allocated to the Department of Materials Engineering in the TUM School of Engineering and Design. The Chair deals with non-destructive test methods used to evaluate materials, structural components, facilities and structures. For quality assurance and inspection, the goal of NDT is to observe and evaluate what is not visible to the human eye. For structural health monitoring, the goal is to detect and localize damage and to monitor deterioration of materials and structures.
NDT is certainly not only a dicipline applicable to the fields of civil and mechanical engineering, but also to fields of architecture, historic preservation, geophysics, geology and medical technology. The technology behind various NDT methods are derived from physics, electrical engineering, computer science and data processing. Thus, non-destructive testing and evaluation is a truly interdisciplinary field that produces innovation through these synergies.
The flyers (flyer-NDT Civil Engineeering and flyer NDT Mechanical Engineering) of the Chair show a selection of the existing equipment and applicable test methods. Special focus topics of the Chair are:
Prof. Christian U. Große (Chair of Non-destructive Testing)