Special Issue "Sensors Applied to Nondestructive Testing and Structural Health Monitoring"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2020).
Interests: nondestructive testing; eddy current testing; ultrasounds; sensor realization; sensor characterization; power quality measurements; traceability in metrology; vehicle speed measurements
Interests: nondestructive evaluation; structural health monitoring; ultrasonic de-icing; signal processing; mechanical testing; low velocity impacts; adhesive bonding; stress analysis; fiber-reinforced composites; digital image correlation
Interests: structural health monitoring; non-destructive testing; guided waves; ultrasounds; smart structures; composite materials; stress analysis; aircraft design and structural optimization
Nondestructive testing and evaluation (NDT&E) is one of the most critical aspects in many fields. In fact, today, with the aim to guarantee the safety for both persons and components, a wide range of NDT procedures ensure that not a single manufactured component reaches service without first passing a series of stringent tests. New studies in this field have a strategic and essential role in order to reduce the NDT costs and improve the test performance. As a natural evolution of NDT procedures, structural health monitoring (SHM) has been developing fast, with the aim to reduce maintenance costs and limit design constraints. Continuous monitoring of both components and structures ensures high levels of safety, reducing the number of inspections as well.
This Special Issue focuses on fostering improvements and new developments of technology in areas related to novel techniques and approaches for characterization and real-time monitoring of components and structures in a variety of application fields (automotive, nuclear, petrochemical, archeology, cultural heritage, aerospace, and so on). We would like to invite original research articles as well as review articles that contain theoretical, analytical, and experimental investigations covering all aspects of NDT&E and SHM.
Dr. Marco Laracca
Dr. Leandro Maio
Dr. Vittorio Memmolo
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- Sensors and transducers for NDT/SHM
- Advanced techniques for NDT/SHM measurements
- Smart sensors for NDT/SHM
- Methods and systems for designing, optimizing, and characterizing NDT instruments and devices
- Data processing and advanced techniques for NDT and SHM measurements
- Reliability of NDT/SHM
- New SHM methodologies and damage assessment criteria
- Methods and devices to optimize the performance of existing NDT techniques
- Artificial intelligence in the data analysis and damage prediction