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Special Issue "Novel Approaches for Structural Health Monitoring"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: structural health monitoring; machine learning; nonlinear dynamics; signal processing; structural engineering; vibration analysis; structural dynamics
The thirty-plus years of progress in the field of structural health monitoring (SHM) have left a paramount impact on our everyday lives. Be it for the monitoring of fixed- and rotary-wing aircrafts, for the preservation of the cultural and architectural heritage, or for the predictive maintenance of long-span bridges or wind farms, SHM has shaped the framework of many engineering fields. Given the current state of quantitative and principled methodologies, it is nowadays possible to rapidly and consistently evaluate the structural safety of industrial machines, modern concrete buildings, historical masonry complexes, etc., to test their capability to serve their intended purpose. However, old unsolved problematics as well as new challenges exist. Unmodeled nonlinearities, ineffective sensor placement, and the effects of confounding influences due to operational and environmental variability still harm the effectiveness of state-of-art SHM apparatuses. Unprecedented conditions such as hypersonic flight, stricter safety requirements, and ageing civil infrastructure pose new challenges for confrontation. Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue is to gather the main contributions of academics and practitioners in civil, aerospace, and mechanical engineering to provide a common ground for structural health monitoring. Studies concerning nondestructive testing, machine learning, signal processing, sensor fusion, vibration-based techniques, and related fields are all welcome, both numerical and experimental.
Prof. Cecilia Surace
Manuscript Submission Information
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- structural health monitoring
- nondestructive testing
- machine learning
- signal processing