Scientific Methodology

The end users will define test scenarios that are relevant (representing the most actual problems and challenges for aeronautics) and the technology specifications in order to tailor the project on the key challenges of aerospace industry.

In collaboration with the end users, the manufacturers and service providers will prepare samples with different, realistic geometries and surface states. They will work on the definition of relevant contaminations and failure scenarios and provide all requirements and regulations for the subsequent testing procedures. Additionally, the determination of TRL and determination of other measurable results will be addressed. Finally, measurements on demonstrator level will be performed in industrial environments, coordinated by industrial partners.

The ENDT techniques will be improved (including approaches to automation and industrialization) and will reflect the needs of SMEs as ENDT-providers for aerospace industry. The surface and adhesive bond line testing, optimization and adaptation of the ENDT technologies will be performed by experts mainly from universities and research institutes. Their findings and expertise will be distributed and discussed actively so that results, successes and drawbacks will be shared, complemented and the profit from each one`s work will be maximized.

There are consortium members dedicated to the maximization of the knowledge and developments achieved within ComBoNDT putting a lot of effort in the dissemination and exploitation of all important results and innovations achieved during the entire lifespan of ComBoNDT and beyond.

All the work described above is complemented by the work of the project management. The project partner in charge of the management will keep track of time schedules, financial correctness and adequate task fulfilment. This is one of the key factors to ensure that all members will work effectively together and to ensure the project`s success and a good internal communication.

In overall, the ComBoNDT activities are organized within 8 inter-related work packages, as these are presented below:

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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