Objectives of the module »Proof Testing and Test Philosphies«
The design of primary components in many cases requires experimental verification of the design safety. Adapted testing philosophies for safety verification are in particular required for new materials (e.g. FRPs) and for innovative designs/constructions. The objective of this module is to enable participants to answer the following questions:
How can prior damage be evaluated?
What damage is permissible?
What does damage tolerance mean and how is this taken into account in the verification process? How can non-destructive and destructive test methods be used here?