Special Issue "Structural Health Monitoring of Large Structures Using Acoustic Emission–Case Histories"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018
Acoustic emission (AE) techniques have successfully been used for assuring the structural integrity of large rocket motorcases since 1963 , and their uses have been expanded to ever larger structures , especially since the structural health monitoring (SHM) of large structures has become the most urgent task for engineering communities globally. The needs for advanced methods of AE monitoring are felt keenly by those dealing with aging infrastructures. Many publications have appeared covering various aspects of AE techniques , but documentation of actual applications of AE techniques has been limited mostly to reports of successful results without technical details that allow objective evaluation of the results. There are some exceptions in the literature [4–6]. In this Special Issue of the Acoustics section of Applied Sciences, we seek contributions in the same manner as these exceptions cited here. Here, however, we seek contributions describing case histories of AE applications to large structures that have achieved the goals of SHM and do so by giving adequate technical information supporting the success stories. Types of structures can include aerospace and geological structures, bridges, buildings, factories, maritime facilities, off-shore structures, etc. Experiences with AE monitoring methods designed and proven for large structures, including remote sensing methods, are also welcomed.
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Prof. Dr. Kanji Ono
Prof. Dr. Marvin A. Hamstad
Prof. Dr. Tomoki Shiotani
Prof. Dr. Martine Wevers
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Structural Health Monitoring