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Special Issue "Sensors for Fault Diagnosis"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 January 2020).
Until the last century, civil and industrial fault diagnostics were often implemented using standard inspection tools, techniques, and sensors that were installed and used only after the failure, for example, in non-destructive tests using ultrasound transducers or accelerometers.
In recent years, there has been a trend reversal, with an increase in the number of on-board sensors used to monitor the status of machines and to diagnose their faults or malfunctions.
The increase in sensors took place in parallel with the miniaturization of the sensors and with the availability of electronic systems with an ever-increasing computing capacity capable of processing the amount of information coming from the sensors, as occurs in modern appliances, where the status or the diagnosis of any malfunction can be performed using a mobile phone.
The increase in the number of sensors has led to decentralized monitoring systems, where the sensors are able to process the signal and transmit an indicator of the malfunction to the plant's central control unit via a wireless mode.
We are also witnessing a transformation of the sensor concept, no longer as a separate object added to a machine or to an already existing product, but as an element integrated into the product itself as, for example, fibre optic sensors embedded in composite materials.
The Special Issue “Sensors for Fault Diagnosis” aims to summarize the state of the art of the research technology and application on any kind of sensor for diagnostics purposes. The Special Issue includes, but is not limited to, the following applications:
- Acoustic emission and vibration sensors
- Strain gauges
- Pressure and temperature sensors
- Fibre optic sensors
- Embedded sensors and applications
- Strategies and algorithms for fault detection
The purpose of the Special Issue is to collect original research papers or review articles. Although the emphasis is on practical applications, we also welcome fundamental studies.Dr. Steven Chatterton
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- Strain gauge
- Pressure sensor
- Fibre optic sensor
- Image sensor
- Optical sensor
- Acoustic emission
- Radiation detector
- Embedded sensor
- Smart sensor