Special Issue "Novel Sensors for Non-Destructive Testing and Structural Health Monitoring"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Thomas Schumacher
Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
Website: http://www.ce.udel.edu/directories/profiles.html?schumact
Interests: novel sensing methodologies for non-destructive testing (NDT) and structural health monitoring (SHM) of civil infrastructure: Quantitative acoustic emission monitoring, carbon nanotube-based sensing composites, digital video-based monitoring; behavior and durability of concrete structures; sustainable structures; probabilistic approaches

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The fields of non-destructive testing (NDT) and structural health monitoring (SHM) have become of great importance to inspect and maintain structures and mechanical systems. Sensors represent the ‘ears’ and ‘eyes’ of NDT and SHM and are thus a crucial element in the measurement process. Over the past few decades, new advanced sensors and sensing methodologies have been developed in laboratories and evaluated in the field. Cross-pollination from other fields such as the geosciences and medicine have introduced new ideas and further propelled advancement of existing sensing methodologies.

In this Special Issue, we solicit review articles, original research papers, and short communications covering novel sensors and sensing methodologies for NDT and SHM of structures (e.g. buildings, bridges, off-shore platforms) and mechanical systems (e.g. aerospace, automobile, power generation). Particularly, we are interested in recent developments with respect to the actual sensing aspect, as opposed to the signal analysis approaches or interpretation of collected data. Sensors and sensing methodologies of interest include, but are not limited to: Novel physical sensors, distributed sensors, optical and other non-contact sensors, and MEMS sensors. A typical submission should explain the properties and physics of the sensor, describe the physical entity inferred from the measurement, discuss the applications and limitations using laboratory or field data, and deliberate the level of readiness for application, including state of standard and code development (if applicable).

Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you be uncertain whether your work falls within the general scope of this Special Issue. I look forward to your contribution!

Dr. Thomas Schumacher
Guest Editor

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p. 17728-17747
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Sensors 2015, 15(7), 17728-17747; doi:10.3390/s150717728
Received: 2 June 2015 / Revised: 2 June 2015 / Accepted: 16 July 2015 / Published: 21 July 2015
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Sensors 2015, 15(7), 17000-17012; doi:10.3390/s150717000
Received: 26 February 2015 / Revised: 8 July 2015 / Accepted: 9 July 2015 / Published: 13 July 2015
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Sensors 2015, 15(7), 15903-15920; doi:10.3390/s150715903
Received: 28 April 2015 / Revised: 28 May 2015 / Accepted: 18 June 2015 / Published: 3 July 2015
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Sensors 2015, 15(7), 14932-14945; doi:10.3390/s150714932
Received: 30 April 2015 / Revised: 8 June 2015 / Accepted: 18 June 2015 / Published: 25 June 2015
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Sensors 2015, 15(5), 9756-9772; doi:10.3390/s150509756
Received: 12 February 2015 / Revised: 27 March 2015 / Accepted: 16 April 2015 / Published: 27 April 2015
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Sensors 2015, 15(5), 9791-9814; doi:10.3390/s150509791
Received: 19 March 2015 / Revised: 17 April 2015 / Accepted: 20 April 2015 / Published: 27 April 2015
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Sensors 2015, 15(4), 9210-9227; doi:10.3390/s150409210
Received: 13 February 2015 / Revised: 10 April 2015 / Accepted: 12 April 2015 / Published: 20 April 2015
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Sensors 2015, 15(4), 9078-9096; doi:10.3390/s150409078
Received: 7 January 2015 / Revised: 5 April 2015 / Accepted: 8 April 2015 / Published: 17 April 2015
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Sensors 2015, 15(4), 8866-8883; doi:10.3390/s150408866
Received: 2 January 2015 / Revised: 16 March 2015 / Accepted: 30 March 2015 / Published: 15 April 2015
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Sensors 2015, 15(4), 8664-8684; doi:10.3390/s150408664
Received: 26 October 2014 / Revised: 25 March 2015 / Accepted: 7 April 2015 / Published: 14 April 2015
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Sensors 2015, 15(4), 8444-8463; doi:10.3390/s150408444
Received: 9 January 2015 / Revised: 23 March 2015 / Accepted: 2 April 2015 / Published: 13 April 2015
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Sensors 2015, 15(4), 8088-8108; doi:10.3390/s150408088
Received: 30 January 2015 / Revised: 24 March 2015 / Accepted: 30 March 2015 / Published: 7 April 2015
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Sensors 2015, 15(4), 7412-7433; doi:10.3390/s150407412
Received: 29 December 2014 / Revised: 9 March 2015 / Accepted: 13 March 2015 / Published: 26 March 2015
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Sensors 2015, 15(3), 5710-5721; doi:10.3390/s150305710
Received: 30 January 2015 / Revised: 20 February 2015 / Accepted: 5 March 2015 / Published: 9 March 2015
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Sensors 2015, 15(2), 2980-2998; doi:10.3390/s150202980
Received: 11 November 2014 / Revised: 19 January 2015 / Accepted: 23 January 2015 / Published: 29 January 2015
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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 24098-24115; doi:10.3390/s141224098
Received: 17 September 2014 / Revised: 28 November 2014 / Accepted: 1 December 2014 / Published: 12 December 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(11), 19963-19978; doi:10.3390/s141119963
Received: 22 July 2014 / Revised: 16 October 2014 / Accepted: 17 October 2014 / Published: 24 October 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(10), 19493-19506; doi:10.3390/s141019493
Received: 5 August 2014 / Revised: 24 September 2014 / Accepted: 25 September 2014 / Published: 17 October 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(8), 14210-14221; doi:10.3390/s140814210
Received: 23 May 2014 / Revised: 21 July 2014 / Accepted: 25 July 2014 / Published: 4 August 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(7), 13134-13148; doi:10.3390/s140713134
Received: 29 April 2014 / Revised: 18 June 2014 / Accepted: 3 July 2014 / Published: 21 July 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(7), 12803-12815; doi:10.3390/s140712803
Received: 1 May 2014 / Revised: 5 July 2014 / Accepted: 14 July 2014 / Published: 18 July 2014
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Sensors 2014, 14(7), 12568-12584; doi:10.3390/s140712568
Received: 4 April 2014 / Revised: 4 July 2014 / Accepted: 7 July 2014 / Published: 14 July 2014
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