Structural Health Monitoring 2008

Proceedings of the Fourth European Workshop, Cracow, Poland, July 2-4, 2008

Edited by: Tadeusz Uhl, Wieslaw Ostachowicz, and Jan Holnicki-Szulc


ISBN 978-1-932078-94-7, ©2008, 1,328 pages, 6×9, Hardcover, author index


  • 174 new and original technical and engineering presentations featuring intelligent materials, design strategies, and analysis
  • Critical new information on sensors, monitoring, prognosis, networking, and planning for safety and maintenance 
  • Sponsored by the Ministerio Español de Educación y Ciencia, AIRBUS España, Boeing Research & Technology Centre in Europe, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad de Granada, Ayuntamiento de Granada

The latest in a series, this book comprises 180 articles representing research from Europe on all phases and system types of structural health monitoring. The volume shows how SHM is applied in emerging technologies, such as wind turbines, as well as in transportation and infrastructure. Information is provided on how SHM enhances the maintenance, safety, and lifecycle of aircraft, ground vehicles, buildings, and industrial machinery.



  • Structural Health Monitoring of Offshore Wind Energy Plants
  • Distributed Data Processing Architectures for Structural Monitoring Systems Implemented on Wireless Sensor Networks


  • Structural Health Monitoring and NDE—An Air Force Office of Scientific Research Structural Mechanics Program Perspective
  • Application of SHM Systems to a Composite Aircraft Structure—A TATEM Usecase
  • Optimisation and Simulation Approach for the Determination of HM Potentials on Commercial Aircraft
  • Acoustic Signal Transmission and Damage Monitoring in a Real Aircraft Fuselage Component
  • An Experimental SHM for a Composite UAV Wing
  • A Demonstrator for an Integrated Temperature Sensor Network or Satellite Panels
  • Flight Trials of Structural Damage Detection Systems on a Fast Military Jet
  • SHM System for Small Aircrafts and Composite Repairs of Aircraft Structures
  • Aircraft Landing Gear Structural Health Monitoring using a Loads Monitoring Approach
  • Trend Analysis and Visualisation of Acousto-Ultrasonic Data from a Metallic Aircraft Structure under Cyclic Loading


  • An Example of Diagnostics System Based on OMA(X) Method and NARX Models for Rotating Machinery
  • Comparison of Modal Parameters Determined in Operational Conditions by Means of the OMA and OMAX Method
  • Magnetic Shape Memory (MSM) Actuators for Forced Vibration Control of a Rotor
  • Rotor Crack Detection using Induced Combination Resonances
  • Application of Active Thermography for SHM of Mechanical Structures
  • Turbine Engine Health/Maintenance Status Monitoring with Use of Tip Timing Method


  • Technical State Monitoring Method of Light Rail Track Wear
  • A Concept of Long-Term Monitoring of a Railway Truss Bridge Excited by Trains
  • A Railway Monitoring and Train Tracking by Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors: A Case Study in Italy
  • A New SHM System for Railway Infrastructure


  • Modern Technologies in Bridge Monitoring
  • New Sensors for Rebar Corrosion Monitoring
  • Monitoring an Industrial Steel Building by GPS Receivers
  • Monitoring Data for the Structural Assessment of Historical Buildings
  • Measurement of Ambient Vibration Signal of Shorter Stay Cables from Stressing to Service Stages
  • A Signal Processing, Result Management and Visualization System for Evaluation of Long Term Dynamic Behavior of Bridges
  • Long-Term Structural Health Monitoring of a Supertall TV Tower
  • Structural Health Monitoring of a Ravine Bridge of Egnatia Motorway during Construction
  • A 24-Bit Permanent Monitoring System for Bridges: Development and Initial Results
  • Assessment of the Structural Behaviour of a Centenary Double-Deck Steel Bridge via a FBG Monitoring System
  • Analysis of Ambient Vibration Signal of Shorter Stay Cables from Stressing to Service Stages


  • Damage Identification and Location by Power Mode Shapes Analysis
  • Case-Based Reasoning for Structural Health Monitoring
  • Benefits from Data Mining Methods Application to Condition Monitoring of Coal Mining Harvesters
  • Efficient Signal Reconstruction and Analysis for Integrated SHM System
  • Operational Damage Detection of Vibratory Machine Suspension
  • Cure Monitoring of CFRP using Transverse Electrical Measurements
  • Model-Based Prognosis for Intergranular Corrosion
  • Adaptable Integrated SHM System for Metallic and Composite Structures
  • Integrated Systems for Structural Health Monitoring: Worldwide Applications and Perspectives
  • A Model-Less Method Impact Mass Identification
  • New Multifunctional Hardware Platforms for Comprehensive SHM


  • Tensile Fatigue Performance of Surface Mounted Bragg Grating Optical Fibres for Use in Structural Health Monitoring
  • Influence of Temperature and Humidity on the Performance of FBG-Strain Sensors Embedded in CFRP Composites
  • An Innovative Fiber Optic Bragg Grating Seismic Sensor
  • SHM for Intertank Structures of Reusable Launch Vehicles


  • Active Fiber Composites for Exciting and Sensing Structural Waves in Plate Like Structures
  • Advancements in Self-Diagnosis of Bonded Piezoelectric Transducers
  • Admittance-Based Size Calibration of Piezoelectric Transducers Considering Bonding Effects on Lamb Wave Actuation and Sensing
  • Design, Characterization, and Modeling of the CLoVER Transducer for Structural Health Monitoring


  • Damage Indication in Smart Structures using Modal Effective Electromechanical Coupling Coefficients
  • Numerical Simulation of Tests for Panel Compression-after-impact Strength Evaluation
  • Elastic Wave Propagation in Frame Structure in the Context of Structural Health Monitoring
  • Simulation of Lamb Wave Propagation to Predict Damage Detection in Thin Walled Composite Structures
  • Lamb Wave-Based Damage Detection in Composite Structures: Potentials and Limitations
  • Fatigue Reliability Predictions in Vibrating Structures under Uncertainty
  • Modal Strain and Modal Kinetic Energies in the Detection and Localization of Damage
  • Spectral Element Modelling of Wave Propagation in Stringer Stiffened Structures
  • Structural Health Monitoring of Bonded Composite Repairs using Embedded Metallic Grid-—Numerical Simulation
  • Characteristics of Lamb Wave in Detecting Damages in Composite Materials
  • Propagation of Elastic Waves in Shell-Like Structures


  • Real-Time Impact Damage Identification of Composite Structures
  • Optimal Condition Based Maintenance Monitoring by using Corrosion Degradation AI Modeling for Structural Health Monitoring
  • Crack Detection on Composite and Metallic Aerospace Structures
  • Development of a Leave-in-Place Eddy Current Sensor for Remote, Real-Time Detection of Surface and Subsurface Fatigue Cracks


  • Energy Harvesting, Wireless Structural Health Monitoring System
  • New Generation of Impedance-based Wireless Active-Sensor Nodes
  • Design of a Generic Smart and Wireless Sensors Network—Benefits of Emerging Technologies
  • Wireless Sensor Developments for Structural Health Monitoring
  • Wireless Network and Embedded System for Autonomous Real-time SHM
  • Remote Machinery Condition Monitoring in Explosive Areas using Wireless Technology
  • A Wireless Sensor Network with Continuous High Frequency Sampling and Time Synchronization for Structural Dynamic Testing


  • 3D-Visualisation of Lamb Waves by Laser Vibrometry
  • Structural Health Monitoring using an Embedded PZT-FBG Ultrasonic Sensor Array
  • Delamination Detection in Composites using Active Piezoceramic Wafer and AFC Sensor
  • Smart Composite Repairs using PZT Discs as Actuators/Sensors
  • Monitoring of Complex Structures using Guided Waves
  • Local Waves in Heterogeneous Media and Their Control
  • Generation and Propagation of Lamb Waves—Analytical Modelling and Experimental Verification
  • Probability of Detection Considerations for a Lamb Wave Structural Health Monitoring Sensor
  • Selective Excitation and Detection of Lamb Waves for SHM Applications
  • Multi-Damage Localization with Piezoelectric Transducers
  • Effect of Hole-Diameter to Wavelength Ratio on Scattered Lamb Wave in a Flat Plate
  • Beamforming with Guided Waves for the Monitoring of Steel Plates
  • Principal Component Analysis of Acousto-Ultrasonic Signals for Structural Health Monitoring
  • A Conceptual Study on Guided Wave Based Imaging Techniques for SHM with Distributed Transducer Arrays
  • Structural Damage Detection using Lamb Waves and 3-D Laser Vibrometry
  • Fatigue Crack Detection in Aircraft Riveted Panels using Frequency/Phase Analysis of Lamb Waves
  • A Mixed PZT Disc/Air-Coupled Transducer Method for Detecting Delaminations in Sandwich Structures
  • Geometrical Approach to Damage Localization in Panels
  • Diagnostics of Damage Presence using Tomographically Constructed Probability Distribution Based on Lamb Wave Signals


  • Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors and Piezoelectric Actuators for Active Vibration Control Application
  • Extensive Characterization of the Intrusiveness of Fibre Bragg
  • Grating Sensors Embedded in a Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer
  • Damage Detection in Composite Repair Patches using Embedded Optical Sensors
  • In-situ Impact Induced Damage Assessment of Woven Composite Laminates through a FBG Sensor Network
  • Demonstration of the Use of Fiber Bragg Grating for Optical Sensing (FIBOS) during an Aerospace Mission
  • Fiber Bragg Gratings and Two Wave Mixing Spectral Demodulator System for Impact Detection and Localization
  • Detection of Barely Visible Impact Damage in CFRP Sandwich Structures by Optical Fiber Based Distributed Strain Measurement
  • Fibre Optic Strain Measurement for Aerospace Structures—Lessons from their Use in the Offshore Oil and Gas, and Wind Energy Industries
  • Experimental Evaluation of a Smart Prestressed Element Instrumented with Multiplexed Interferometric Fiber Optic Sensors


  • Experimental Cable Identification Via Dynamic Testing
  • Detection of a Blade Fault from Simulated Gas Turbine Casing Response Measurements
  • Robust Design for Transducer Selection and Placement and Structural Damage Detection
  • Damage Detection Based on Damping Analysis of Ambient Vibration Data
  • Experimental Assessment of Vibration-Based Time Series Methods for Structural Health Monitoring
  • Damage Detection in Riveted Structures by Laser Measurements
  • Sensor Location Optimization in Experimental Modal Analysis of a Composite Fuselage Panel
  • Modal Filtration for Damage Detection and Localization
  • Damage Detection and Localization in the Joints of a Thin Plate via a Statistical Power Spectral Density Based Method
  • Damage Detection on Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with CFRP Laminate Strips Through their Dynamic Response
  • A Multi-Channel SHM Framework for Industrial Piping Systems Based on Guided Elastic Waves and Vibrations
  • Modal Analysis as a High Sensitive NDT Method of Compressor Cracking Blade
  • Development of Structural Integrity Evaluation System for Aids to Navigation Facilities using Ambient Vibration Measurements


  • An Investigation into the Necessary Model Fidelity for SHM Feature Selection
  • Localization of Damage from the Kernel at Transmission Zeros of Changes in Transfer Matrices
  • Syndromic Surveillance as a Paradigm for SHM Data Fusion
  • Data Normalization and Nonlinear Damage Identification using Auto-Associative Neural Networks and Factor Analysis
  • Method of the Reduction of the Reference Data for the Damage Detection via the Unsupervised Damage Diagnostic Method
  • Eliminating Environmental Influences in Structural Health Monitoring using Spatiotemporal Correlation Models
  • Data Normalization with Partially Measured Environmental or Operational Variables
  • Statistical Algorithms for Damage Detection using Static and Dynamic Approaches
  • Classification of Damage using Time Series Analysis and Statistical Pattern Recognition
  • Impact Damage Assessment of Time-Varying Structures under Temperature Variations
  • Damage Detection by a Real-Parameter Hybrid Genetic Algorithm
  • Compensation of Environmental Influences for Damage Detection using Classification Techniques
  • PCA Based Measures: Q-Statistic and T2-Statistic for Assessing Damages in Structures
  • Applying Evolutionary Algorithms to Optimize Active Sensing for Structural Health Monitoring Applications
  • The Use of Pseudo-Faults for SHM Feature Selection and Pattern Recognition
  • On the Development and Testing of an Uniform Circular Array for Structural Health Monitoring of Planar Structures
  • Identification of Coexistent Load and Damage Based on Virtual Distortion Method
  • Localized Damage Detection of Structures Subject to Multiple Inputs using Distance Measure of Autoregressive Model
  • Adaptive Flutter Monitoring using Wavelet Filtering and Recursive Subspace-Based Detection


  • Acoustic Emission Monitoring in the Course of Strength Test of CFRP Aircraft Structure
  • Feature Extraction from Acoustic Emission Waveforms using a Discrete Wavelet Transform
  • Monitoring and Characterization of Low-Velocity Impact Damage in Composite Laminates using PVDF Sensor and AE Signals


  • An Algorithm for Life Time Prediction of Fatigue Loaded CFRP-Structures Derived from the Rate of Acoustic Emission
  • Enhanced Damage and Life Time Prognosis of CFRP-Structures by Means of Combined Time-Frequency-Based Acoustic Emission Feature Extraction and FBG Spectrum Analysis
  • Structural Health Monitoring Supports Life Cycle Management of U.S. Army Helicopters


  • Characterization of Viscoelastic Unidirectional Composite Laminates using So, Ao and SHo Lamb Waves
  • Application Scanning Laser Measurements and Wavelet Transform for Damage Detection in Composite Wind Turbine Blade
  • Dimensional Measurements with Optical Scanners
  • Crack Detection in Metallic Structures using Nonlinear Electro-Mechanical Impedance Measurement
  • Condition Monitoring of Windmill Rotor Blades
  • Laboratory Tests on Elastic Waves Application to Damage Detection in Metal, Plexiglass Strips and Composite Plates
  • On-Line Flight Flutter Margin Detection—Algorithm and Case Study
  • Application of Image Correlation for SHM of Steel Structures
  • The ELGRID System for Structural Health Monitoring—The Concept and Potential Applications
  • Impact and Disbond Detection in Composite Wing Structures
  • Damage Detection in Large Scale Structures using a Two Stage Procedure
  • Automatic Detection of Construction Work using Surveillance Video Footage
  • Modal Analysis of Buildings Utilizing Different Measurement Techniques
  • Applications of IR Thermography Methods for Nondestructive Evaluation of Honeycomb Type Composite Materials in Aircraft Industry

Author Index


ISBN 978-1-932078-94-7, ©2008, 1,328 pages, 6×9, Hardcover, author index


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