State-of-the-art and new developments in the field of structural health monitoring | Owi-lab | SHM | Scoop.it

The interest in structural health monitoring (SHM) in industry has increased significantly in recent years. Failure of a mechanical structure can indeed occur suddenly and provide a lot of damage. With SHM it is possible to follow up (online or offline) defects with permanently attached sensors. Damage to mechanical structures may consist of (small) changes in the material properties and / or changes in the geometric integrity of the structure. There are a lot of non-destructive evaluation tools available for conducting inspections, but with SHM-tools, substantial improvements can be achieved. This results in an enhanced security and a better control. In addition, substantial cost reductions can also be realized. For these reasons the interest in SHM has significantly increased in recent years.


Via OWI-Lab