Special Issue "Advances in Structural Health Monitoring for Aerospace Structures"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2016)
Dr. Zahra Sharif Khodaei
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is a relatively new and alternative method of Non Destructive Inspection (NDI), which has the potential to significantly improve damage detection in composite aerospace structures. The basis of SHM is the application of permanent sensors (embedded or surface mounted) onto the structure, combined with the necessity of a minimum of manual interventions to monitor the structural integrity. This enables a continuous monitoring of the structure, and thus a detection of a defect at a very early stage; this allows to move away from Planned Maintenance (PM) and towards Condition Based Maintenance (CBM). This Special Issue will address emerging technologies in SHM, which include piezoelectric transducers, fibre optics sensors and hybrid systems. Papers dealing with passive (impact detection) and active (damage detection) sensing, sensor optimisation, probability of detection, and reliability of the SHM systems are welcome.
Ferri M.H. Aliabadi
Zahra Sharif Khodaei
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- ultrasonic guided waves
- fibre optic sensors
- piezoelectric transducers
- sensor optimization
- probability of detection
- damage detection and characterization
- impact detection