3 ECTS credits
85 u studietijd

Aanbieding 1 met studiegidsnummer 4016299FNR voor alle studenten in het 2e semester met een gespecialiseerd master niveau.

2e semester
Inschrijving onder examencontract
Niet mogelijk
Beoordeling (0 tot 20)
2e zittijd mogelijk
Onder samenwerkingsakkoord
Onder interuniversitair akkoord mbt. opleiding
Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen
Verantwoordelijke vakgroep
Toegepaste Mechanica
Patrick Guillaume (titularis)
Dieter Jens De Baere
Michaël Hinderdael
Onderdelen en contacturen
24 contacturen Hoorcollege
12 contacturen Werkcolleges, practica en oefeningen

This course – based on research expertise – is mainly intended for master students in aeronautical engineering. The aim of this course is to provide theoretical knowledge as well as practical know-how in the field of damage testing, prevention and detection in aeronautics. The use of innovative materials such as composites (Glare, CFRP, GFRP, …) demands new testing and inspection techniques. Besides non-destructive testing, several experimental test procedures (flight test instrumentation, qualification testing, ground vibration testing, flight flutter testing) will be discussed. At the end of this course the student should be able to master the theory and to perform by himself/herself non-destructive inspections on airplane components (of moderate complexity). These skills will be trained during the practical classes. A visit to the NDT facilities of the Belgian Air force in Peutie is foreseen.

Digitaal cursusmateriaal (Vereist) : The slides, scientific papers, and course notes can be accessed, Canvas
Bijkomende info

For additional information, the slides, scientific papers, and course notes can be accessed via Canvas.


Algemene competenties

At the end of this course, the student should be able to master the theory and to perform by himself/herself non-destructive inspections on airplane components (of moderate complexity). He/she should be able to interpret and properly analyse the test results; he/she should be able to communicate the conclusions in a precise and comprehensive way.

Scientific competences

Can work in an industrial environment with attention to safety, quality assurance, communication and reporting.

Scientific competences

Can develop, plan, execute and manage engineering projects at the level of a starting professional.

Scientific competences

Can think critically about and evaluate projects, systems and processes, particularly when based on incomplete, contradictory and/or redundant information.


Having a creative, problem-solving, result-driven and evidence-based attitude, aiming at innovation and applicability in industry.


Having a critical attitude towards one's own results and those of others.


Having consciousness of the ethical, social, environmental and economic context of his/her work and strives for sustainable solutions to engineering problems including safety and quality.


Having the flexibility and adaptability to work in an international and/or intercultural context.


Having an attitude of life-long learning as needed for the future development of his/her career.

Knowledge oriented competences

Having in-depth knowledge and understanding of exact sciences with the specificity of their application to engineering.

Knowledge oriented competences

Having in-depth knowledge and understanding of the advanced methods and theories to schematize and model complex problems or processes.

Knowledge oriented competences

Having a broad scientific knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to design, produce and maintain complex mechanical, electrical and/or energy systems with a focus on products, systems and services. E.g. codepo project, courses around renewable, sustainable mobility, ...

Knowledge oriented competences

Having an in-depth understanding of safety standards and rules with respect to mechanical, electrical and energy systems.

Scientific competences

Can reformulate complex engineering problems in order to solve them (simplifying assumptions, reducing complexity).

Scientific competences

Can conceive, plan and execute a research project, based on an analysis of its objectives, existing knowledge and the relevant literature, with attention to innovation and valorization in industry and society.

Scientific competences

Can present and defend results in a scientifically sound way, using contemporary communication tools, for a national as well as for an international professional or lay audience.

Scientific competences

Can collaborate in a (multidisciplinary) team.


De beoordeling bestaat uit volgende opdrachtcategorieën:
Examen Mondeling bepaalt 70% van het eindcijfer

WPO Verslag bepaalt 30% van het eindcijfer

Binnen de categorie Examen Mondeling dient men volgende opdrachten af te werken:

  • Oral exam met een wegingsfactor 1 en aldus 70% van het totale eindcijfer.

    Toelichting: The knowledge of the theoretical part will be evaluated by means of an oral exam (50%).

Binnen de categorie WPO Verslag dient men volgende opdrachten af te werken:

  • Written reports met een wegingsfactor 1 en aldus 30% van het totale eindcijfer.

    Toelichting: The evaluation of the practical skills acquired during the project work will be partly based on the written reports (30%)

Aanvullende info mbt evaluatie

More information is available on Canvas.

Toegestane onvoldoende
Kijk in het aanvullend OER van je faculteit na of een toegestane onvoldoende mogelijk is voor dit opleidingsonderdeel.

Academische context

Deze aanbieding maakt deel uit van de volgende studieplannen:
Master in de ingenieurswetenschappen: werktuigkunde-elektrotechniek: lucht- en ruimtevaart
Master of Electromechanical Engineering: Aeronautics (enkel aangeboden in het Engels)