Recent advances on data-driven application systems, sensor and computational technologies as well as long-term needs for efficient and accurate systemic behavior prediction monitoring in the context of realistic system design and maintenance, have brought degrading continuum systems modeling and simulation in the forefront of our activities. This paper outlines the initial steps of a methodology for applying a data-driven inverse-problem approach on the area of modeling mass-conserving degrading thermo-mechanical multi-domain nonlinear continuum structural and material systems. The methodology is applied for composite materials under simultaneous mechanical and thermal multi-field excitation and is based on mechatronic and computational automation. Furthermore, the multi-domain multiphysics modeling necessary for addressing the fluid-structure interaction involved in such systems is also discussed in the context of jet platforms with aerodynamically induced heating. Finally, simulation demonstrations are presented for the F-16 fighter jet and for a sensor-driven data solution reconstruction of an aircraft wing to demonstrate the potential for developing a material and structural health monitoring system based on he concept of dissipated energy density as a material health metric.

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