Special Issue "Structural Damage Detection and Health Monitoring"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019
Prof. Dr. Gangbing Song
One of the most anticipated events of the 21st century is the introduction of intelligent structures that are capable of multiple functions. The concept of intelligent structures has even invaded popular media, which is rife with depictions of buildings and vehicles able to automatically make sense of, and respond to, ever-changing surroundings and stimuli. A critical enabler of such functions is the ability to detect damage and monitor for structural integrity. While it is not immediately apparent to someone not in the field, researchers have actually made great progress in the area of damage detection and structural health monitoring in the past decades. A snapshot of current achievements includes embedded wireless sensor networks, high sensitivity fiber optic sensors for leakage and impact detection, thermography for crack detection, and advanced neural networks to determine structural damage, among many others. Such advancements are fundamental towards building a futuristic infrastructure that is able to automatically handle threats to structural integrity and increase the safety of occupants. This Special Issue attempts to archive some of the latest developments in structural damage detection and health monitoring in hopes of inspiring potential readers and researchers in the field, and help bring us closer to the vision in which intelligent structures are commonplace.
Prof. Dr. Gangbing Song
Dr. Siu Chun Michael Ho
Dr. Qingzhao Kong
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- structural health monitoring
- damage detection
- sensor networks
- machine learning
- nondestructive testing
- structural modeling