Special Issue "Novel Methodologies to Interpret Non-Destructive Testing and Structural Health Monitoring Data"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2018).
Interests: novel sensing methodologies for non-destructive testing (NDT) and structural health monitoring (SHM) of civil infrastructure: Quantitative acoustic emission monitoring, carbon nanotube-based sensing composites, digital video-based monitoring; behavior and durability of concrete structures; sustainable structures; probabilistic approaches
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The fields of non-destructive testing (NDT) and structural health monitoring (SHM) have emerged as important tools to inspect and maintain structures and mechanical systems. However, the issue of data interpretation remains a critical component in the whole process: In order for an owner or agency to make informed decisions regarding maintenance and repair of a system, reliable, as well as actionable, data are required.
In this Special Issue, we solicit review articles, original research papers, and short communications covering novel data analysis and interpretation methodologies for NDT and SHM of structures (e.g., buildings, bridges, off-shore platforms) and mechanical systems (e.g., aerospace, automobile, power generation). Methodologies of interest include, but are not limited to, novel analysis algorithms, statistical modeling, prediction and prognosis, advanced signal processing, data mining, and data fusion. An appropriate submission describes the instrumentation used, explains in detail the proposed methodology, discusses the efforts made to validate the methodology, and describes how the results are used as actionable data for informed decision-making. Submissions that discuss only numerical studies will not be considered.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions about whether your work falls within the general scope of this Special Issue. I look forward to your contribution!
Dr. Thomas Schumacher
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