About this Research Topic
Identifying damage through Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) methods is increasingly attracting attention due to multiple maintenance and failure prevention applications. Contemporary applications that span the fields of structural dynamics, earthquake, civil, mechanical, aerospace and related engineering fields, call for adoption of advanced damage detection and prognosis schemes for operating engineering systems, guiding the scheduling of maintenance actions and diminishing production costs. Vibration based Structural Health Monitoring has been increasingly used to detect changes in a system’s behavior and is a robust, efficient, and straightforward implementation. During system operation, the condition of a structure and as a result, its performance and reliability against various modes of structural failure may deteriorate due to damage induced by sudden severe loading events or due to long-term deterioration from fatigue and corrosion induced by normal operational loads. Monitoring data from sensor systems, optimally deployed within the structure, contain valuable information that can be used to continually track the health of the structure and rapidly predict, identify and locate the onset of structural damage.
The aim of this Research Topic is to discuss recent advances in the field, focusing on critical issues and successful applications of Vibration-based SHM. The Research Topic welcomes contributions that cover, but are not limited to, theoretical, computational, experimental and practical aspects of SHM.
Topics relevant to the Research Topic include, among others:
• FE Model Updating Techniques and Verification
• Prediction of Fatigue Damage Accumulation using Monitoring Data
• Fault Detection and Identification
• Damage Detection and Localization
• Uncertainty Quantification and Parameter Estimation
• Optimal Sensor Location
• Linear and Nonlinear System Identification
• Machine Learning Techniques
Papers dealing with experimental-field investigations and results of long-term monitoring deployments are especially welcomed.
Keywords: Structural Health Monitoring, System Identification, Model Updating, Machine Learning, Damage Detection
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