Special Issue "Non-destructive Testing of Structures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: non-destructive testing; ultrasonic waves; ground penetrating radar; dynamics of structures; material testing
Engineering structures are gradually destroyed over time due to the influence of atmospheric conditions, excessive loads, and processes of natural aging. Since damage in a structural element may lead to improper operation of the whole object, various damage detection and structural health monitoring methods have thus been investigated and developed to improve reliability and safety and to solve maintenance problems of infrastructural and mechanical structures.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue focused on novel NDT approaches, development of single and integrated measurement techniques, and advanced signal processing and modeling. The aim of this Special Issue is to gather the experience of civil, mechanical, and aerospace research communities in the latest advances and trends in the field of non-destructive diagnostics of structures and their components.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Condition assessment of civil, mechanical, aerospace, and offshore structures, as well as connections of structural elements;
- Diagnostics of cultural heritage monuments;
- Testing of structures made of novel materials;
- Structural health monitoring systems;
- Integration of non-destructive testing methods (e.g., guided waves, ground penetrating radar, acoustic emission, thermography);
- Advanced signal processing for NDT;
- Damage detection and damage imaging;
- Modeling and numerical analyses for supporting SHM systems.
Assoc. Prof. Magdalena Rucka
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- non-destructive testing
- structural health monitoring
- metallic, concrete, wood, and composite structures
- smart materials and structures
- damage detection and visualization
- modeling and simulations
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Incorporating nondestructive testing in undergraduate curriculum - Some experiences
Authors: Ahmed Abdel-Mohti, Hui Shen, Blake Hylton, Seyed Mohammad Seyed Ardakani and Vishal Mehta
Affiliations: McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA and Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
Through a grant obtained from American society for nondestructive testing (ASNT), Undergraduate curriculum pedagogical methods have been enriched by including various active learning techniques such as problem based learning or project based learning. At authors institution, we have modified our curriculum to include some of this techniques using interdisciplinary approach across the entire engineering college. To be specific, we have embedded multiple contact points with nondestructive testing (NDT) methods in interdisciplinary engineering applications. The effort had three goals (i) Design and offer a new upper-level elective course in NDT, (ii) To incorporate NDT content into the introductory freshmen engineering course and (iii) To establish a pipeline of students interested in pursuing NDT research in the form of an independent student experience. This paper will discuss our approach and present our results, student and faculty feedback about the modification. We hope via this comprehensive work; similar institutions can adopt this approach to incorporate NDT in their own curriculum.