Special Issue "Sensor Networks in Structural Health Monitoring: from Theory to Practice"

A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Eleni Chatzi

ETH Zurich, Institute of Structural Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland
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Interests: structural health monitoring; data driven condition assessment and self sensing systems; identification and control of nonlinear structural systems; life-cycle assessment and decision support for predictive maintenance; smart sensor technology; smart materials and structures
Guest Editor
Dr. Vasilis K. Dertimanis

ETH Zurich, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Stefano-Franscini-Platz 3, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland
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Interests: Structural Istructural identification and health monitoring; state estimation; active and passive structural control; hybrid testingdentification & Health Monitoring; State Estimation; Active & Passive Structural Control; Hybrid Testing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The growing attention that structural health monitoring (SHM) has enjoyed in recent years can be attributed, among others reasons, to the advent of low-cost and easily-deployable sensors. The enabling technology has brought forth a new era of structural diagnostic means and is continuously redefining the tools for information processing, data reduction/compression, feature extraction and smart assessment.

It is true that, within the SHM community, novel data-driven or hybrid methods are being developed, implementations for field deployments around the globe are being established, already showing significant indications of effectiveness. Nonetheless, a number of open issues remain to be addressed, associated with the type, number and placement of sensors that provide continuous behavioral signatures of the monitored structures. Despite the fact that the latest trends in SHM tend to promote analytical, instead of hardware, redundancy, a sensor network and its configuration remain the key aspects of any SHM scheme.

Within this context, the aim of this Special Issue is to discuss the latest advances in the field of sensor networks for SHM. The focus lies in both active research on the theoretical foundations of sensor networks, as well as technological developments that might define the next generation of SHM. Applications in structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, as well as other relevant areas, will be accepted.

Topics relevant to the session include, but are not limited to:

  • Wired and wireless sensor networks
  • Structural state estimation and sensor fusion
  • Virtual Sensing and fault-tolerant sensor networks
  • Optimal strategies for sensor placement and fusion
  • Inverse methods for big data analysis and classification
  • Linear and nonlinear system identification
  • Model updating and verification,
  • Uncertainty quantification in model selection and parameter estimation
  • Feature extraction
  • Extraction of performance indicators
  • Damage detection/localization/assessment
  • Special topics in structural deterioration, including fatigue, wear, etc.

Papers dealing with experimental/field investigations and results of long-term monitoring deployments are especially welcomed.

Please submit your abstracts to the JSAN Editorial Office ([email protected]) up to the submission deadline, 31 January 2019.

Prof. Dr. Eleni Chatzi
Dr. Vasilis K. Dertimanis
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • structural health monitoring
  • condition assessment
  • sensor networks
  • damage detection
  • model updating
  • uncertainty quantification
  • feature extraction
  • optimal sensor placement
  • life-cycle assessment

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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