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Structural Health Monitoring Technologies and Next-Generation Smart Composite Structures

1st Edition

Edited by Jayantha Ananda Epaarachchi, Gayan Chanaka Kahandawa

CRC Press

545 pages | 356 B/W Illus.

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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.


"The primary strength of this book is the range of the structural health monitoring (SHM) topics that are covered. … This book covers methods that are generally not covered in the existing SHM books, but that are extensively researched. Thus, this book adds a significant scientific value to the SHM community, from cutting-edge SHM research to the design of new SHM courses to teach a new generation of students. … [The book] provides necessary knowledge and tools for implementing SHM to solve multiple problems of a multidisciplinary nature in a step-by-step approach. Through the sequence of the chapters, one understands the big picture and could also refer to the smallest details on the issues usually faced during the implementation of SHM. Existing books are limited to providing ideas on the conceptual understanding of SHM only. … The authors are established researchers in SHM with a strong publication track record."

—Dr. Sourav Banerjee, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA

"… an excellent collection of the most relevant topics of advanced SHM systems. … provides a blend of conventional and emerging applications of SHM. The coverage of topics is highly relevant to the new era of advanced materials and structures, such as smart composites."

—Dr. Raj Das, University of Auckland, New Zealand

"… a truly multidisciplinary book that is essential reading for researchers and academics working on SHM and smart composite structures. … The book provides an outstanding overview of different kinds of technologies and sensing techniques applied to advanced damage identification in composite structures. The applications presented throughout the book illustrate the feasibility of the techniques when applied to real composite structures."

—Prof. Mario A. de Oliveira, Mato Grosso Federal Institute of Technology, Brazil

"… gives good insight into recent sensor and sensor system advances under development for SHM applications, primarily within the Asian and Austral Asian research communities. … of value to anyone with an interest in emerging research into sensors and sensor systems that have the promise of advancing the field of structural health monitoring in new directions."

—Grant A. Gordon, Ph.D., Honeywell International

Table of Contents

Scalable Sensing Membrane for Structural Health Monitoring of Mesosystems

Simon Laflamme and Filippo Ubertini

Use of Distributed Sensor Networks with Optical Fibers (Brillouin Scattering) for SHM of Composite Structures

Nozomi Saito, Takashi Yari, Kazuo Hotate, Masato Kishi, Yoshihiro Kumagai, Satoshi Matsuura, and Kiyoshi Enomoto

Development of Embedded FBG Sensor Networks for SHM Systems

Gayan Chanaka Kahandawa, Jayantha Ananda Epaarachchi, John Canning, Gang-Ding Peng, and Alan Lau

Internet of Things for Structural Health Monitoring

Aravinda S. Rao, Jayavardhana Gubbi, Tuan Ngo, Priyan Mendis, and Marimuthu Palaniswami

Laser Ultrasonic Imaging for Damage Visualization and Damage Accumulation Evaluation

Jinhao Qiu, Chao Zhang, Jinling Zhao, and Hongli Ji

Sensor Networks for Structural Damage Monitoring: Sensors and Interrogation Techniques

Zhanjun Wu, Rahim Gorgin, Dongyue Gao, and Yinan Shan

Damage Assessment Algorithms for Structural Health Monitoring

Viviana N. Meruane

Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms in Structural Health Monitoring

Ratneshwar (Ratan) Jha and Sudhirkumar V. Barai

Development of Fracture and Damage Modeling Concepts for Composite Materials

Ayad Arab Ghaidan Kakei, Jayantha Ananda Epaarachchi, M. Mainul Islam, and Jinsong Leng

Life Prediction of Composite Rotor Blade

Ranjan Ganguli

In Situ Structural Health Monitoring Systems for Aerospace Structures: Recent Developments

Ratneshwar (Ratan) Jha, Rani Warsi Sullivan, and Ramadas Chennamsetti

Metal Core Piezoelectric Fiber and Its Application

Hongli Ji, Jinhao Qiu, Hongyuan Wang, and Chao Zhang

Shape Memory Polymers and Their Applications

W.S. Al Azzawi, Jayantha Ananda Epaarachchi, M. Mainul Islam, and Jinsong Leng

Fracture Mechanics and Damage Modeling of Laminated Composites

B. Gangadhara Prusty and Ali Naem S. Alamry

About the Editors

Jayantha Ananda Epaarachchi holds a PhD from the University of Newcastle. He is a senior lecturer and the leader of the Smart Structures and Structural Health Monitoring Group at the Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites at the University of Southern Queensland. He has been continuously involved in a collaborative project with Boeing Research & Technology (Australia) and the Boeing Aircraft Company (USA), and shares a US patent. Widely published, Dr. Epaarachchi has worked in various Australian public and private sector industrial organizations; lectured at the Central Queensland University; served as a visiting fellow at the University of Bristol (UK) and as research associate at the University of Sydney; and been involved with several international conferences and technical and organizing committees.

Gayan Chanaka Kahandawa holds a PhD from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). His PhD project was funded by the Boeing Aircraft Company (USA), and the groundbreaking outcomes of the project earned him a US patent. His research work also received a 2012 USQ Research Excellence Award. Currently, Dr. Kahandawa holds two patents and has published more than 30 research articles as journal and conference papers. He has lectured at the University of Peradeniya and at the Uva Wellassa University (both in Sri Lanka), and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the USQ Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fiber Composites. He joined the Federation University Australia as a lecturer of mechatronics in 2014.

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