Special Issue "Nondestructive Testing (NDT)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (27 February 2020).
Interests: damage analysis in structures and materials (concrete, masonry, and rocks); nondestructive testing (NDT); acoustic emission; electromagnetic emission; critical phenomena in structural mechanics; critical phenomena in geophysics; fracture mechanics; static and dynamic analysis of high-rise buildings
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Because of the unavoidable aging and deterioration of materials, the efficient maintenance of civil structures and infrastructures is becoming a major issue for public and private institutions. As a matter of fact, the structural conditions of built heritage affect both safety and economic aspects. In this context, structural health monitoring (SHM) is emerging as a crucial research field, able to provide vital information regarding the damage levels of structures and materials. In particular, by exploiting the most advanced technologies and techniques, nondestructive testing (NDT) is the ideal candidate in detecting defects and structural issues, both at the laboratory and full-scale levels, in a non-invasive way. Among others, acoustic emission, vibration-based identification methods, digital image correlation, tomography techniques, sonic-ultrasonic tests, Raman and terahertz spectroscopy, electromagnetic analysis, etc. allow to evaluate the state of damage and its evolution during time. The aim of this Special Issue is, thus, to bring together researchers working in the field of NDT-SHM, both at the material and structure scale. It expects to provide novel insights on the application of NDT to a wide variety of materials (concrete, steel, masonry, composites, etc.) in the field of Civil Engineering and Architecture. Both experimental and numerical studies are welcome.Prof. Giuseppe Lacidogna
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- structural health monitoring
- nondestructive testing
- acoustic emission
- vibration-based identification methods
- digital image correlation
- Raman spectroscopy
- Terahertz spectroscopy
- electromagnetic tests