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Special Issue "Damage Detection of Structures based on Piezoelectric Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2020.
Interests: Reinforced concrete structures; Seismic design of reinforced structures; Damage detection of structures based on piezoelectric sensors; Seismic pathology of reinforced concrete structures; Rehabilitation (Repair-strengthening) of structures; Pre-stressed concrete
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) along with damage detection and assessment of damage severity level in non-accessible structural members of existing constructions using piezoelectric materials is becoming essential, since engineers often face the problem of detecting hidden damage. The immediate and continuous nature of the acquired information flow supplied by these materials enables real-time monitoring, direct control, and rapid intervention, thus permitting to avoid structural failures or even major disasters if damage occurs in crucial installations.
It has to be stressed that the detection of damage, the assessment of its severity level in non-accessible structural members, and, even more, the on-line diagnosis and assessment of the its possible evolution in time could probably be investigated on the basis of the properties of the piezoelectric material lead ZirconateTitanate (PZT).
These challenging fields of study have already become a special area of earthquake engineering research in reinforced concrete and steel structures that are rapidly developing. Research in these areas can become essential in the near future, since engineers in seismic-prone regions often face the problem of detecting hidden damage in non-accessible structural members and, moreover, have to design appropriate interventions.
Piezoelectric sensors can produce electrical charges when subjected to a strain field and, conversely, mechanical strain when subjected to an electrical field. The recent developments in “smart” piezoelectric materials have inspired researchers to establish new non-destructive evaluation and SHM methods. New sensors and PZT-based techniques have been implemented to obtain flexible, cost-effective, robust, wireless, and mobile software/hardware solutions.
This Special Issue seeks innovative work exploring new analytical methods and experimental techniques for the non-destructive evaluation and monitoring of structural members based on the properties of the piezoelectric sensors.
Prof. Dr. Chris Karayannis
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- Piezoelectric sensors for damage detection of structures
- Experimental testing for damage detection, identification, and assessment using piezoelectric sensors
- Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of structures using PZTs
- Cracking diagnosis of reinforced concrete structural members
- Yielding detection and corrosion evaluation of structural steel and steel reinforcement
- Real-time, continuous, and wireless monitoring of structures
- Finite-element modeling
- Electro-Mechanical Admittance (EMA) or Impedance (EMI) techniques for SHM
- New sensors and techniques for SHM applications
- Applications and development of PZT-based non-destructive techniques
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.
Tentative title: An EMI-Based Clustering for Structural Health Monitoring of NSM FRP Strengthening Systems
Authors: Ricardo Perera, Lluis Torres, Antonio Ruiz, Cristina Barris and Marta Baena
Affiliations: Technical University of Madrid (Spain) and University of Girona (Spain)