086521 – Introduction to Structural Health Monitoring

Dr. Baruch Karp


Structural damage, maintenance strategies and non-destructive evaluation, measurement principles and error sources, design of measuring system for SHM, sensors for SHM, dynamic beam theory and damage, frequency and modal analysis, static and dynamic end effects, wave propagation in waveguides, failure mode and criticality analysis, application strategies of SHM system, infrastructure design with SHM under deficiency in knowledge condition.


Adams Douglas E., 2007, Health Monitoring of Structural Materials and Components: Methods with Applications, John Wiley & Sons Inc.

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