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Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring

Christian Boller (Editor), Fou-Kuo Chang (Editor), Yozo Fujino (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-05822-0
2960 pages
March 2009
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Covering all aspects of structural health monitoring, this encyclopedia will prove an essential reference source for all engineers, engineering managers and scientists active in the field of structural design, operational management and maintenance.

An international board of expert authors and editors provides readers with the theories and applications crucial to aerospace; road, rail and sea transport; heavy machinery; and all types of civil infrastructure, including specialist subjects such as land fills or disaster (i.e. earthquake) management. Moreover, each topic, ranging from the background of physical and mathematical principles to real practical engineering applications, is reported on in-depth and has a very practical orientation underlined by a variety of case studies.

With its thorough content, high calibre contributors and comprehensive coverage, the Encyclopedia of Structural health Monitoring will be crucial to all those involved in the field of Structural Health Monitoring. For ease-of-use it will be available online and in print.

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Introduction and Definitions (C. Boller, F.-K. Chang,& Y Fujino)

Loads Monitoring

Damage Monitoring

Structural Health Monitoring

Monitoring for Operation

Physical Monitoring Principles (D. Adams)


Modal Analysis

Lamb and Rayleigh Waves

Acoustic Emission




Impedance Method

Phased Array




Signal Processing (W. Staszewski)

Time Domain

Frequency Domain

Wavelet Analysis

Genetic Algorithms

Artificial Neural Networks

Wireless Data Communication

Impacts in Composites

Cracks in Homogeneous Materials

Cracks/Delaminations in Composite Materials

Image Processing

Identification and location of sensors

Sensor validation

Data-base management

Simulation (S. Gopalakrishnan)

Constitutive Modelling of Smart Materials

Piezoceramic Materials

Magentostrictive Materials

Piezo Fibre Composites

Finite Elements

Modelling of Smart Sensors and Actuators

Damage Models for metallic and Composite Materials

Spectral Elements

Modelling of Smart Sensors and Actuators

Damage Models for metallic and Composite Materials

Damage Detection Algorithms and Techniques

Detection Using Modal Analysis

Detection using Smart Sensors/Actuators

Wave Propagation based detection Methods

Modelling of Lamb Waves/Raleigh Waves

Probabilistic Approaches

Modelling of Smart Sensors and Actuators

Modelling of defects in metals and composites

Uncertainty analysis

Development of Fuzzy logic rules for damage detection/location

Sensor redundancy approaches

Sensors (V. Girugiutiu)

Electrical Strain Gauges

Optical Fibres



Arrayed Waveguide Grating





Capacitive sensors


Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)


Laser Scanners

Load Cells



Systems and System Design (D. Balageas)

Concepts and Approaches

Sensor Network Configuration

Sensor network paradigms

Optimum sensor/actuator placement

Mote platform

Web-based SHM protocol system

Multi level Decision Fusion

Wireless monitoring systems

Autonomous sensing

RF energy delivery systems

Energy harvesting

Semi-integrated systems (NDECS)

Examples of systems

Systems based on classical sensors

Resistive strain gauges


Optical Fibre Measurement Systems

Acoustic Emission Systems

Acousto-Ultrasonics Systems

Electric and Electromagnetic Systems

Hybrid Systems ( FOS plus piezo)

Principles of SHM-Based Structural Monitoring, Design and Maintenance (M. Bannister)

Loads and Environment Monitoring

Service Loads

External events

Degradation Monitoring

Structural Design utilising SHM

Structural Health Management

Condition-based Maintenance

Predictive Maintenance

Usage Management

Risk Monitoring

Standards and Authorities

Aerospace Applications (S. Galea)

Metallic Structures

Composite Structures




Civil Engineering Applications (H. Wenzel)

Character of civil engineering SHM

The influence of environmental factors

Ambient vibration monitoring





Soil structure interaction

Other Applications (D. Inman)



Shipping Container Monitoring

Rail Track Monitoring


Wind Energy

Heavy Machinery

Electrical Wiring

Multi-wire Steel Strands

River Surveillance

Processing Plants




Optical fibre sensing

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Christian Boller

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield,

Sheffield, UK

Fu-Kuo Chang

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, School of

Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Yozo Fujino

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Introduction and Definitions

Christian Boller, Fu-Kuo Chang, and Yozo Fujino

Physical Monitoring Principles

Douglas E Adams

School of Mechanical Engineering Purdue University, Indiana, USA

Signal Processing

Wieslaw J Staszewski and Keith Worden

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield,

Sheffield, UK


S. Gopalakrishnan

Department of Aerospace Engineering Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India


Victor Giurgiutiu

Department of Mechanical Engineering University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Systems and System Design

Daniel Balageas

Department of Solid and Damage Mechanics ONERA, Châtillon, France

Principles of SHM-based Structural Monitoring, Design, and Maintenance

Michael Bannister

CRC-ACS, Fishermans Bend, Victoria, Australia

Aerospace Applications

Stephen C. Galea

DSTO – Melbourne, Fishermans Bend, Victoria, Australia

Civil Engineering Applications

Helmut Wenzel

VCE Holding GmbH, Vienna, Austria

Emerging Applications

Daniel J. Inman

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

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??truly a masterpiece which deserves the widest audience. All who have an interest in SHM will greatly benefit from the high quality of work contributed by so many.? (The Aeronautical Journal, July 2009)
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