Due to the increased use of composite materials in aerospace, energy, automobile, and civil infrastructure applications, concern over composite material failures has grown, creating a need for smart composite structures that are able to self-diagnose and self-heal.
Structural Health Monitoring Technologies and Next-Generation Smart Composite Structures provides valuable insight into cutting-edge advances in SHM, smart materials, and smart structures. Comprised of chapters authored by leading researchers in their respective fields, this edited book showcases exciting developments in general embedded sensor technologies, general sensor technologies, sensor response interrogation and data communication, damage matrix formulation, damage mechanics and analysis, smart materials and structures, and SHM in aerospace applications. Each chapter makes a significant contribution to the prevention of structural failures by describing methods that increase safety and reduce maintenance costs in a variety of SHM applications.
Scalable Sensing Membrane for Structural Health Monitoring of Mesosystems. Use of Distributed Sensor Networks with Optical Fibers (Brillouin Scattering) for SHM of Composite Structures. Development of Embedded FBG Sensor Networks for SHM Systems. Internet of Things for Structural Health Monitoring. Laser Ultrasonic Imaging for Damage Visualization and Damage Accumulation Evaluation. Sensor Networks for Structural Damage Monitoring: Sensors and Interrogation Techniques. Damage Assessment Algorithms for Structural Health Monitoring. Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms in Structural Health Monitoring. Development of Fracture and Damage Modeling Concepts for Composite Materials. Life Prediction of Composite Rotor Blade. In Situ Structural Health Monitoring Systems for Aerospace Structures: Recent Developments. Metal Core Piezoelectric Fiber and Its Application. Shape Memory Polymers and Their Applications. Fracture Mechanics and Damage Modeling of Laminated Composites.