Investigated damage is in the form of mechanical failures as cracks, delaminations, debonding, voids. Also methods dedicated to thermal degradation, moisture and chemical contamination are shown. Presented methods are also suitable for performance of bonded joints assessment. Problem of external factor (temperature, load) on investigated methods is also discussed in this paper. The characteristic of each method is summarized by a critical look. Promising combination of selected techniques should lead to an innovative approach to ensure safety operation of structures. All problems have been dealt with a hybrid experimental – numerical approach.
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Wiesław M. Ostachowicz, Tomasz Wandowski, Paweł H. Malinowski, Paweł Kudela, "Highlights and challenges in nondestructive evaluation for metallic and composite structures," Proc. SPIE 9806, Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems 2016, 98060F (1 April 2016);