The IMP–PAN belongs to the Polish Academy of Sciences. It employs over 210 people (over 140 scientific researchers including 20 professors, 45 post-doctoral scientists). The Institute was founded in 1956. The present research areas cover the following fields: fluid mechanics, multiphase flows, thermodynamics, plasma physics, laser techniques, structural health monitoring (SHM), non–destructive testing (NDT) and dynamics of structures. The Department of Mechanics of Intelligent Structures ( is participating in the ComBoNDT project. The group specializes in structural health monitoring, non-destructive testing, vibration control, damage assessment, structural dynamics, composite structures and fracture mechanics. It is working in these fields both theoretically and experimentally.

Role in the project

The main tasks within ComBoNDT are focused on two techniques which can be useful for surface and bond characterisation. The first method is the full field vibrometry with guided wave propagation method. The second technique is focused on electromechanical impedance (EMI). IMP–PAN is WP4 leader. In this WP ENDT methods for adhesive bondline quality assurance are developed. Project results will be published in international journals related to the research.

CFRP sample with bonded piezoelectric sensor used for EMI and wave propagation methods
Laser scanning vibrometer used for wave propagation sensing

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 636494.

This project is endorsed by the European Aeronautics Science Network - EASN.

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