sensors for health monitoring

Sensors For Health Monitoring
Author: Nilanjan Dey
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2019-09-09
Pages: 322
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Sensors for Health Monitoring discusses the characteristics of U-Healthcare systems in different domains, providing a foundation for working professionals and undergraduate and postgraduate students. The book provides information and advice on how to choose the best sensors for a U-Healthcare system, advises and guides readers on how to overcome challenges relating to data acquisition and signal processing, and presents comprehensive coverage of up-to-date requirements in hardware, communication and calculation for next-generation uHealth systems. It then compares new technological and technical trends and discusses how they address expected u-Health requirements. In addition, detailed information on system operations is presented and challenges in ubiquitous computing are highlighted. The book not only helps beginners with a holistic approach toward understanding u-Health systems, but also presents researchers with the technological trends and design challenges they may face when designing such systems. Presents an outstanding update on the use of U-Health data analysis and management tools in different applications, highlighting sensor systems Highlights Internet of Things enabled U-Healthcare Covers different data transmission techniques, applications and challenges with extensive case studies for U-Healthcare systems

Structural Sensing  Health Monitoring  And Performance Evaluation
Author: D. Huston
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2010-09-21
Pages: 662
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Structural health monitoring (SHM) uses one or more in situ sensing systems placed in or around a structure, providing real-time evaluation of its performance and ultimately preventing structural failure. Although most commonly used in civil engineering, such as in roads, bridges, and dams, SHM is now finding applications in other engineering environments, such as naval and aerospace engineering. Written by a highly respected expert in the field, Structural Sensing, Health Monitoring, and Performance Evaluation provides the first comprehensive coverage of SHM. The text begins with a review of the various types of sensors currently used in SHM, including point sensors and noncontact systems. Subsequent chapters explain the processing and interpretation of data from a number of sensors working in parallel. After considering issues related to the structures themselves, the author surveys the design of a tailor-made SHM system. He also presents a collection of case studies, many of which are drawn from his own experiences. Exploring the power of sensors, this book shows how SHM technologies can be applied to a variety of structures and systems, including multistory buildings, offshore wind energy plants, and ecological systems.

Health Monitoring Of Aerospace Structures
Author: Wieslaw Staszewski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2004-02-13
Pages: 288
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Providing quality research for the reader, this title encompasses all the recent developments in smart sensor technology for health monitoring in aerospace structures, providing a valuable introduction to damage detection techniques. Focussing on engineering applications, all chapters are written by smart structures and materials experts from aerospace manufacturers and research/academic institutions. This key reference: Discusses the most important aspects related to smart technologies for damage detection; this includes not only monitoring techniques but also aspects related to specifications, design parameters, assessment and qualification routes. Presents real case studies and applications; this includes in-flight tests; the work presented goes far beyond academic research applications. Displays a balance between theoretical developments and engineering applications

Sensing Issues In Civil Structural Health Monitoring
Author: Farhad Ansari
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2005-07-14
Pages: 527
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Civil infrastructure systems are generally the most expensive assets in any country, and these systems are deteriorating at an alarming rate. In addition, these systems have a long service life in comparison to most other commercial products. As well, the introduction of intelligent materials and innovative design approaches in these systems is painfully slow due to heavy relianceon traditional construction and maintenance practices, and the conservative nature of design codes. Feedback on the "state of the health" of constructed systems is practically nonexistent. In the quest for lighter, stronger and corrosion-resistant structures, the replacement of ferrous materials by high-strength fibrous ones is being actively pursued in several countries around the world, both with respect to the design of new structures as well as for the rehabilitation and strengthening of existing ones. In North America, active research in the design of new highway bridges is focused on a number of specialty areas, including the replacement of steel reinforcing bars in concrete deck slabs by randomly distributed low-modulus fibers, and the replacement of steel prestressing cables for concrete components by tendons comprising super-strong fibers. Research is also being conducted on using FRPs to repair and strengthen existing structures.

New Trends In Structural Health Monitoring
Author: Wieslaw Ostachowicz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-01-18
Pages: 427
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A motivation for structural health monitoring. Structural health monitoring of aircraft structures. Vibration-based damage diagnosis and monitoring of external loads.Statistical time series methods for vibration based structural health monitoring. Fiber optic sensors. Damage localisation using elastic waves propagation methods experimental techniques. Application for wind turbine blades. Experts actively working in structural health monitoring and control techniques present the current research, areas of application and tendencies for the future of this technology, including various design issues involved. Examples using some of the latest hardware and software tools, experimental data from small scale laboratory demonstrators and measurements made on real structures illustrate the book. It will be a reference for professionals and students in the areas of engineering, applied natural sciences and engineering management.

Structural Health Monitoring With Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors
Author: Victor Giurgiutiu
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2014-06-20
Pages: 1024
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Structural Health Monitoring with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors, Second Edition provides an authoritative theoretical and experimental guide to this fast-paced, interdisciplinary area with exciting applications across a range of industries. The book begins with a detailed yet digestible consolidation of the fundamental theory relating to structural health monitoring (SHM). Coverage of fracture and failure basics, relevant piezoelectric material properties, vibration modes in different structures, and different wave types provide all the background needed to understand SHM and apply it to real-world structural challenges. Moving from theory to experimental practice, the book then provides the most comprehensive coverage available on using piezoelectric wafer active sensors (PWAS) to detect and quantify damage in structures. Updates to this edition include circular and straight-crested Lamb waves from first principle, and the interaction between PWAS and Lamb waves in 1-D and 2-D geometries. Effective shear stress is described, and tuning expressions between PWAS and Lamb waves has been extended to cover axisymmetric geometries with a complete Hankel-transform-based derivation. New chapters have been added including hands-on SHM case studies of PWAS stress, strain, vibration, and wave sensing applications, along with new sections covering essential aspects of vibration and wave propagation in axisymmetric geometries. Comprehensive coverage of underlying theory such as piezoelectricity, vibration, and wave propagation alongside experimental techniques Includes step-by-step guidance on the use of piezoelectric wafer active sensors (PWAS) to detect and quantify damage in structures, including clear information on how to interpret sensor signal patterns Updates to this edition include a new chapter on composites and new sections on advances in vibration and wave theory, bringing this established reference in line with the cutting edge in this emerging area

Structural Health Monitoring For Advanced Composite Structures
Author: Aliabadi M H Ferri
Publisher: World Scientific
Release Date: 2017-12-18
Pages: 288
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Structural health monitoring (SHM) is a relatively new and alternative way of non-destructive inspection (NDI). It is the process of implementing a damage detection and characterization strategy for composite structures. The basis of SHM is the application of permanent fixed sensors on a structure, combined with minimum manual intervention to monitor its structural integrity. These sensors detect changes to the material and/or geometric properties of a structural system, including changes to the boundary conditions and system connectivity, which adversely affect the system's performance. This book's primary focus is on the diagnostics element of SHM, namely damage detection in composite structures. The techniques covered include the use of Piezoelectric transducers for active and passive Ultrasonics guided waves and electromechanical impedance measurements, and fiber optic sensors for strain sensing. It also includes numerical modeling of wave propagation in composite structures. Contributed chapters written by leading researchers in the field describe each of these techniques, making it a key text for researchers and NDI practitioners as well as postgraduate students in a number of specialties including materials, aerospace, mechanical and computational engineering. Contents: Damage Detection and Characterization with Piezoelectric Transducers — Active Sensing (Z Sharif Khodaei and M H Aliabadi)Modeling Guided Wave Propagation in Composite Structures Using Local Interaction Simulation Approach (Yanfeng Shen and Carlos E S Cesnik)Design and Development of a Phased Array System for Damage Detection in Structures (Bruno Rocha, Mehmet Yildiz & Afzal Suleman)Degradation Detection in Composite Structures with PZT Transducers (Wiesław M Ostachowicz, Paweł H Malinowski & Tomasz Wandowski)Numerical Modelling of Wave Propagation in Composite Structures (Sourav Banerjee)SHM of Composite Structures by Fibre Optic Sensors (Alfredo Guemes)Impact Detection and Identification with Piezoceramic Sensors — Passive Sensing (Z Sharif Khodaei and M H Aliabadi) Readership: Researchers and NDI practitioners as well as postgraduate students in a number of specialties including materials, aerospace, mechanical and computational engineering. Keywords: Structural Health Modelling;Non-Destrctive Inspection;Dignostic SHM;Aerospace Engineering;Microelectromechanical Systems;Acoustic Emission Monitoring;AccelerometersReview:0

Structural Health Monitoring 2006
Author: Alfredo Güemes
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 1434
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS · New Technology Frontiers on Commercial Aircrafts · A New Look in Design of Intelligent Structures with SHM · The Multidisciplinary Approach to SHM · The Challenge of Long-Span Suspended Bridges · Towards Damage and Structural Health Monitoring of Aerospace Composite Structures using Optical Fiber Sensors MONITORING OF CIVIL STRUCTURES · Life-Cycle Assessment and Life Extension of Structures via Innovative Methods · Framework for the Optimization of Structural Health Monitoring on a Probabilistic Basis · Experimental Validation of Life Time Assessment of Existing Bridges by Means of Monitoring and Testing · Monitoring, Adaptive and Probabilistic Modelling of Chloride Ingress in Concrete Structures · Monitoring of Emissions and Mechanical Stability of Landfills · Modelling of Long-Term Landfill Behaviour · Novel Sensor Systems for Structural Health Monitoring · Structural Health Monitoring by In-Situ Materials Analysis · Monitoring of Tension Members of Civil Structures—New Concepts and Testing · Damage Evaluation and Crack Detection in Steel Structures using Lockin-Thermography · Detection of Structural Changes by Means of Piezo Discs · Life Cycle Assessment of Welded Components with Help of Nondestructive Testing Methods AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS · An Overview of the FLPP Technology Developments in Structures Health Monitoring for the European Next Generation Launcher · Damage Detection on Aerospace Structures: Last Developments at EADS · Flight Demonstration: Health Monitoring for Bonded Structural Repairs · Implementation of an Experimental System for Structural Health Monitoring in a Turboprop Commercial Aircraft · Structure Condition Monitoring with Passive Tags · Procedures for the Assessment of Structural Health Monitoring Potentials · Evaluation of Crack and Corrosion Detection Sensitivity using Piezoelectric Sensor Arrays · A High Resolution Health Monitoring System for Bonded Composite Repairs using a Spatially Sparse Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor Net · A Development and Application Test of Brillouin Scattering Sensing Method for Aircraft Structural Health Monitoring · Damage Growth Detection of Aircraft Bonding Structure under Cyclic Loading using FBG/PZT Hybrid Sensor System · SHM with Embedded Fibre Bragg Gratings and Piezoelectric Devices · Monitoring of Interfacial Crack Growth of Stiffened Panel with Embedded Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors · Advanced Phased Array System for Structural Damage Detection · Nonlinear Vibro-Acoustic Modulation Technique for Life Prediction of Aging Aircraft Components · Global Crack Detection for Aircraft Monitoring using Bispectral Analysis · Evaluation of Impact Tests on the TANGO Barrel by Means of Fibre Bragg Grating Sensor (FBGS) Measurements · Ultrasonic Wave Modulations for Damage Detection in Metallic Structures · Characterization and Modeling of Bonded Piezoelectric Sensor Performance and Durability in Simulated Aircraft Environments ARTIMA · ARTIMA: Aircraft Reliability Through Intelligent Materials Applications · Damage Detection in Plates using Transducers Mounted on Viscoelastic Damping Layers · Experimental Investigation of Elastic Waves Propagation 1D and 2D Structures with Faults · Elastic Wave Propagation in a Cracked Isotropic Plate · Comparison of Health Monitoring Systems with Fiber Bragg Grating and Piezoelectric Sensors · Rotor Blade Integrated Sensor for Monitoring of BVI Caused Pressures Fluctuations SHM APPLICATIONS TO BRIDGES · Structural Health Monitoring of a Steel Railway Bridge using Optical Fibre Bragg Grating Sensors and Numerical Simulation · Computational Validation of a Forced-Vibration Method for Structural Health Monitoring of Large-Scale Structures · Bridge Health Monitoring for Egnatia Odos Bridge Management System · Analysis of Structural Health Monitoring Data from the Suspension Jiangyin Bridge · The Long Term Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges in the State of Connecticut · Data Processing for Safety Control of Birdges in Real Time SHM APPLICATIONS TO BUILDINGS · Networked Health Monitoring System for Buildings and its Data Model · Experimental Validation of a Technique for Seismic Damage Identification in Buildings · Experimental Study on Localization and Quantification of Structural Damage using ZigBee Motes · Structural Damage Detection using a Time Windowing Technique from Measured Acceleration during Earthquake · Identifying Damage in the ASCE Benchmark Structure using a Neural-Wavelet Module · Distributed-Cooperative Problem Solving in SHM using Multi-Level Intelligence SHM APPLICATIONS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING · Recent Structural Health Monitoring Applications in Italy · Monitoring Temperature and Water Imbibition in Litic Materials by Embedded FBG · Early Damage Detection System for Tower and Rotor Blades of Offshore Wind Turbines · Monitoring the Disbond of Externally Bonded CFRP Composite Strips for Rehabilitation of Bridges · Advances in Manufacture of Smart Prestressed Reinforced Concrete Elements · Long Base Optical Fiber Extensometers Sense Structural Geometrical Nonlinearities DAMAGE DETECTION ALGORITHMS · Damage Localization in a Stiffened Structure-Comparison of Different Methods · Handling the Temperature Effect in SHM: Combining a Subspace Based Statistical Test and a Temperature-Adjusted Null Space · Transient Statistical Energy Analysis Applied to Damage Detection · Nonlinear Model Updating Based on System Augmentation for Nonlinear Damage Detection · Damage Identification of Cables via Virtual Distortion Method · Stiffness Matrix Estimation via Differential Evolution Algorithm · Embedding SHM Algorithms into a Microcontroller for Real-Time and Fully-Automated Civil Applications · Damage Identification using Curvatures and Sensitivities of Frequency-Response-Functions · An Enhanced Principal Component Analysis for Structural Health Monitoring · Damage Identification Inverse Problem for a Piezoelectric Material · A Negative Selection Approach to Novelty Detection in a Changing Environment · Vibration-Based Fault Detection and Assessment in a Scale Aircraft Structure via Stochastic VFP-ARX Models · A Roughness Index for Detecting Damage in Plates · Inverse Problem Filtering for Noise Reduction in QNDE · Multivariate Statistics Process Control for Dimensionality Reduction on Structural Health Monitoring · Diagnostic System of Cylindrical Shell Based on Experimental Modes and Wavelet Analysis · Online Force Reconstruction using Robust Observers · Use of Bispectral Analysis in Condition Monitoring of Machinery · Removing Non-Linear Environmental Influences from Structural Features · Quantification of Uncertainty in Damage Detection Techniques · Damage Detection in Structures and Control Systems using Realization Redundancy and Outlier Analysis · Defects Identification in Rods via the Wavelet Transform of Transient Vibrations · Design of Experiments based Variability Analysis of Damage Detection Methods in Structural Components · A Posteriori Impact Identification · Feature Selection for a Neural Network Damage Diagnostic using a Genetic Algorithm · Sequential LS-SVM for Structural System Identification · Time Series Methods for Fault Detection and Identification in Vibrating Structures · Monitoring of Delamination Defects in Composite Beams · Identification of Stiffness Variation in Structural Systems by Modified Littlewood-Paley Wavelets · A Neural Network Based Health Monitoring Methodology for Co-Cured/Co-Bonded Composite Aircraft Structures · Crack Identification in the Complex Beam-Type Structures Based on Frequency Data DAMAGE DETECTION EXPERIMENTAL METHODS · Simulation Based Health Assessment of Engineering Structures · Thermal Damage Identification in Metallic Honeycomb Thermal Protection System Panels using Active Distributed Sensing with the Method of Virtual Forces · Merging Sensor Data from Multiple Temperature Scenarios for Vibration-Based Monitoring of Civil Structures · Development of a Non-Contact Defect Detection System for Railroad Tracks for the US Federal Railroad Administration · Detection of Damages in Beams and Composite Plates by Harmonic Excitation and Time-Frequency Analysis · Reliability Study of Thermocouple Array Instrumented on a Titanium Plate using Modal Impacts and Piezo Actuation · Modal Analysis and Damage Detection by Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors · Active Sensing for Disbond Detection in CFRP Strengthened RC Beam · Advanced Self-Sufficient Structural Health Monitoring System · Damage Detection Based on Structural Stiffness and Experimental Verification · An Acoustic Emission Based SHM Technique for Aircraft Applications · Detection and Characterization of High-Velocity Impact Damage in Composite Laminates using PVDF Sensor Signals · Experimental Impact Force Identification of Composite Structures · 2D Layerwise Modeling of High-Frequency Modal Response in Delaminated Composite Beams with Active Piezoelectric Sensors · Wavelet-Based Analysis of Concentrically Braced Frames Subjected to Seismic Loading · Real Time Dynamic Mass Identification · Processing Effects and Structural Integrity of Fabric Reinforced Thin-Walled Composite Components · Compressive Properties of Polymer Laminates Containing Internal Sensor Cavities FIBRE OPTIC SENSORS · Fibre Optic Sensors for Lamb Wave Detection · Carbon Nanotubes-Based Optical Sensor for Hydrogen Detection at Cryogenic Temperature · Structural Health Monitoring System for Detecting Impact Events and Acoustic Emissions · Structural Health Monitoring of Bonded Composite Repairs using Embedded Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors and Neural Networks · 1932078592\\TABLE OF CONTENTS

Structural Health Monitoring 2000
Author: Fu-Kuo Chang
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 1999-09-07
Pages: 1062
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Comprising 102 papers presented by researchers from all over the world, the proceedings of this workshop contain current information about a variety of structural health monitoring technologies, as well as their current and potential applications in various fields. Emphasis is placed on those technologies that are promising for future applications in industry and government and the infrastructures that are needed to support such technological development. The content of the workshop is divided into keynote presentations (ten altogether), aerospace applications, general applications, civil applications, integration and systems, sensors, and signal processing and diagnostic methods. Includes the editor's summary report on the results of the panel discussions and presentations from the First International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring held at Stanford U. in September 1997. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Structural Health Monitoring
Author: Daniel Balageas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-01-05
Pages: 496
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book is organized around the various sensing techniques used to achieve structural health monitoring. Its main focus is on sensors, signal and data reduction methods and inverse techniques, which enable the identification of the physical parameters, affected by the presence of the damage, on which a diagnostic is established. Structural Health Monitoring is not oriented by the type of applications or linked to special classes of problems, but rather presents broader families of techniques: vibration and modal analysis; optical fibre sensing; acousto-ultrasonics, using piezoelectric transducers; and electric and electromagnetic techniques. Each chapter has been written by specialists in the subject area who possess a broad range of practical experience. The book will be accessible to students and those new to the field, but the exhaustive overview of present research and development, as well as the numerous references provided, also make it required reading for experienced researchers and engineers.

Structural Health Monitoring Of Civil Infrastructure Systems
Author: Vistasp M. Karbhari
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2009-08-25
Pages: 552
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Structural health monitoring is an extremely important methodology in evaluating the ‘health’ of a structure by assessing the level of deterioration and remaining service life of civil infrastructure systems. This book reviews key developments in research, technologies and applications in this area of civil engineering. It discusses ways of obtaining and analysing data, sensor technologies and methods of sensing changes in structural performance characteristics. It also discusses data transmission and the application of both individual technologies and entire systems to bridges and buildings. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure systems is a valuable reference for students in civil and structural engineering programs as well as those studying sensors, data analysis and transmission at universities. It will also be an important source for practicing civil engineers and designers, engineers and researchers developing sensors, network systems and methods of data transmission and analysis, policy makers, inspectors and those responsible for the safety and service life of civil infrastructure. Reviews key developments in research, technologies and applications Discusses systems used to obtain and analyse data and sensor technologies Assesses methods of sensing changes in structural performance

Sensor Placement Determination In System Health Monitoring Process Based On Dual Information Risk And Uncertainty Criteria
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Validity of sensor data is a challenge in system monitoring due to stochastic nature of failure occurrence. The quantity and location of sensors affect the system health information, while sensor malfunction causes misleading results about the system condition. Occurred economic losses are irrecoverable expenses in respect to the monitoring system as well as the system failure. In this study, a dual index approach is proposed for the determination of sensor placement scenarios based on two criteria: (1) uncertainty of sensor information and (2) risk of sensor failure. With about variation of environmental factors conditions (e.g. temperature) and their failure threshold characterization, system failure model is developed and analyzed by a proposed efficient Monte Carlo simulation. Statistical variance of sensor information about estimating of system state as the quantitative uncertainty measure of choice in this research is estimated according to the information value that each possible sensor placement scenario provides through sensor information. In the next phase, risk index is determined based on sensor malfunction and corresponding quantifiable losses through both failure costs and maintenance expenditure. All feasible combinations of sensor failures are considered in the risk model. Finally, a combinatorial criterion is determined through information entropy calculation, which considers both indexes proposed above simultaneously. Sensor placement scenarios are comparatively prioritized based on this criterion. Accordingly, the technical directions are provided for suitability of the criteria for prioritizing sensor arrangement in various systems with different reliability-based characteristics. As a case study, determination of sensor placement is demonstrated on a typical steam turbine. According to the low variation of both information uncertainty and risk indexes, it is concluded that the combinatorial index is the proper criterion for sensor placement determination in health monitoring process of the steam turbine.

Advances In Smart Medical Textiles
Author: Lieva van Langenhove
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Release Date: 2015-12-02
Pages: 298
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Advances in Smart Medical Textiles: Treatments and Health Monitoring provides comprehensive coverage on smart textiles, the emerging and important materials that are finding applications in the fields of medicine and healthcare. The book explores the range of smart textiles available for use in medicine and the transfer of these innovative technologies into medical applications. Early chapters survey various smart fibers, fabrics, and finishes, while subsequent sections focus on the role of smart textiles in treating patients, from wound care to rehabilitation, and the use of textile-based sensors and wearable electronics for monitoring patient health. Provides a comprehensive review of the materials used in smart medical textiles Analyzes the application of these textiles in medical treatments and sensors for health monitoring Covers the range of international research in the field and keeps focus on the needs of the textile industry

Structural Health Monitoring  Research And Applications
Author: Wing Kong Chiu
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release Date: 2013-06-27
Pages: 630
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Structural health monitoring has international relevance across maritime, aerospace and infrastructure domains for both civilian and military end-users. The aim of this book is to collect the most recent developments and research knowledge on this topic, with focusing in particular on the Asia-Pacific region. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The collection covers 54 peer reviewed papers covering up-to-date research results in structural health monitoring.

Structural Health Monitoring Of Aerospace Composites
Author: Victor Giurgiutiu
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2015-09-08
Pages: 470
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Structural Health Monitoring of Aerospace Composite Structures offers a comprehensive review of established and promising technologies under development in the emerging area of structural health monitoring (SHM) of aerospace composite structures. Beginning with a description of the different types of composite damage, which differ fundamentally from the damage states encountered in metallic airframes, the book moves on to describe the SHM methods and sensors currently under consideration before considering application examples related to specific composites, SHM sensors, and detection methods. Expert author Victor Giurgiutiu closes with a valuable discussion of the advantages and limitations of various sensors and methods, helping you to make informed choices in your structure research and development. The first comprehensive review of one of the most ardent research areas in aerospace structures, providing breadth and detail to bring engineers and researchers up to speed on this rapidly developing field Covers the main classes of SHM sensors, including fiber optic sensors, piezoelectric wafer active sensors, electrical properties sensors and conventional resistance strain gauges, and considers their applications and limitation Includes details of active approaches, including acousto-ultrasonics, vibration, frequency transfer function, guided-wave tomography, phased arrays, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (ECIS), among other emerging methods

Wearable Monitoring Systems
Author: Annalisa Bonfiglio
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2010-12-17
Pages: 296
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As diverse as tomorrow’s society constituent groups may be, they will share the common requirements that their life should become safer and healthier, offering higher levels of effectiveness, communication and personal freedom. The key common part to all potential solutions fulfilling these requirements is wearable embedded systems, with longer periods of autonomy, offering wider functionality, more communication possibilities and increased computational power. As electronic and information systems on the human body, their role is to collect relevant physiological information, and to interface between humans and local and/or global information systems. Within this context, there is an increasing need for applications in diverse fields, from health to rescue to sport and even remote activities in space, to have real-time access to vital signs and other behavioral parameters for personalized healthcare, rescue operation planning, etc. This book’s coverage will span all scientific and technological areas that define wearable monitoring systems, including sensors, signal processing, energy, system integration, communications, and user interfaces. Six case studies will be used to illustrate the principles and practices introduced.

Wearable Sensors
Author: Subhas Mukhopadhyay
Publisher: Iop Publishing Limited
Release Date: 2017
Pages: 355
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Written for sensor and instrumentation scientists and engineers, this book reviews the fundamentals of wearable sensors, their function, design and fabrication. It looks at advanced aspects including interface electronics and signal processing for easy interpretation of data, data transmission, data networking, data security, and privacy.

Sensor Technologies
Author: Michael J. McGrath
Publisher: Apress
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Pages: 336
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Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications explores the key aspects of sensor technologies, covering wired, wireless, and discrete sensors for the specific application domains of healthcare, wellness and environmental sensing. It discusses the social, regulatory, and design considerations specific to these domains. The book provides an application-based approach using real-world examples to illustrate the application of sensor technologies in a practical and experiential manner. The book guides the reader from the formulation of the research question, through the design and validation process, to the deployment and management phase of sensor applications. The processes and examples used in the book are primarily based on research carried out by Intel or joint academic research programs. “Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications provides an extensive overview of sensing technologies and their applications in healthcare, wellness, and environmental monitoring. From sensor hardware to system applications and case studies, this book gives readers an in-depth understanding of the technologies and how they can be applied. I would highly recommend it to students or researchers who are interested in wireless sensing technologies and the associated applications.” Dr. Benny Lo Lecturer, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College of London “This timely addition to the literature on sensors covers the broad complexity of sensing, sensor types, and the vast range of existing and emerging applications in a very clearly written and accessible manner. It is particularly good at capturing the exciting possibilities that will occur as sensor networks merge with cloud-based ‘big data’ analytics to provide a host of new applications that will impact directly on the individual in ways we cannot fully predict at present. It really brings this home through the use of carefully chosen case studies that bring the overwhelming concept of 'big data' down to the personal level of individual life and health.” Dermot Diamond Director, National Centre for Sensor Research, Principal Investigator, CLARITY Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, Dublin City University "Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications takes the reader on an end-to-end journey of sensor technologies, covering the fundamentals from an engineering perspective, introducing how the data gleaned can be both processed and visualized, in addition to offering exemplar case studies in a number of application domains. It is a must-read for those studying any undergraduate course that involves sensor technologies. It also provides a thorough foundation for those involved in the research and development of applied sensor systems. I highly recommend it to any engineer who wishes to broaden their knowledge in this area!" Chris Nugent Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Ulster What you’ll learnThe relevant sensing approaches and the hardware and software components required to capture and interpret sensor data. The importance of regulations governing medical devices. A design methodology for developing and deploying successful home- and community-based technologies, supported by relevant case studies. Health, wellness, and environmental sensing applications and how they work. The challenges and future directions of sensing in these domains. Who this book is for Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications is targeted at clinical and technical researchers, engineers, and students who want to understand the current state of the art in sensor applications in these domains. The reader gains a full awareness of the key technical and non-technical challenges that must be addressed in the development of successful end-to-end sensor applications. Real-world examples help give the reader practical insights into the successful development, deployment, and management of sensor applications. The reader will also develop an understanding of the personal, social, and ethical impact of sensor applications, now and in the future. Table of ContentsChapter One: Introduction Chapter Goal: Reader should understand the key challenges and drivers for sensor application development. The reader should also understand how sensor technologies can play a role in addressing some of the key challenges facing global society in the short to medium term. 1. Book overview 2. Drivers for Sensor Applications (Infrastructure Growth in Developing Countries, Advances in Energy Harvesting, New Applications, Cost reduction, Real-time monitoring of situations to avoid unplanned downtime, Security (personal and national), the internet of things). 3. Challenges for Sensor Applications (Power, Efficient Operation in Harsh Environments, Number of Deployable Nodes, Safety and Regulations, High Cost of Installation, Security and Reliability, sensor management) 4. Global Megatrends and the opportunities for sensing technologies o Water and Food Constraints o Aging Demographics o Public Health o Pandemics o Security Chapter 2: Sensing and Sensor Fundamentals Chapter Goal: Reader should understand existing sensor technologies, which can be used in healthcare, wellness, and environmental domains. They should also understand the role of smart sensors and smart phones as mobile sensing platforms and aggregators. 1. Sensing Modalities (Mechanical, MEMS, Optical, ISFET, μTAS) 2. Sensing Domains (Air, Water, Noise, Bacterial, Chemical, Kinematic, DNA, Physiological) 3. Functional Characterisation of Sensors o Communication methods – discrete, wired, wireless o Smart Sensors and Sensor Platforms § MSP430 (SHIMMER and telosB motes) § ATmega § PIC 4. Smart Phones as mobile sensor platforms 5. Selecting and specifying sensors Chapter 3 Key Sensor Technology Components – Hardware and Software Overview Chapter Goal: Reader should have a high level understanding of the key hardware and software components, which are necessary for the development of sensors systems and why technologies are selected for specific applications. 1. Overview – Sensor systems 2. MCU’s (TI MSP430, ATmega, PIC) a. ADCs b. Interrupts c. Real-time Clocks 3. Sensor Interfaces a. Digital b. Analog c. I2C 4. Communications – wired and wireless interfaces RS232/485, USB, Ethernet, FieldbusProprietary Short Range Wireless Protocols (e.g. ANT, BodyLAN, Sensium)Standard Short Range Protocols i. IEEE 802.15.6 ii. Bluetooth/Smart Bluetooth iii. 802.15.4 iv. UWB Medium Range i. Wi-Fi 5. Data storage (EEPROM, sd card, data forwarding) 6. Power management and Energy Harvesting 7. Operating Systems and Software Development Environments (SDK’s) Chapter 4 Sensor Network Architectures Chapter Goal: Reader should understand the various approaches to the design of sensor network architectures; scaling from body worn systems, to ambient sensing, to city-scale deployments. The reader should also understand the advantages and disadvantages of current and evolving sensor network architectures. 1. Sensor network architectures o Discrete Sensor o Sensor to aggregator o PAN/WPAN/smart clothing o Pervasive/Ambient sensor networks o Wide area networks (city-wide, country wide) 2. Challenges in developing and deploying sensor networks 3. Current and Proposed Solutions o Remote sensor management o Edge Processing o Power harvesting o New communication standards Chapter 5: Adding Vibrancy to Sensor Data Chapter Goal: Reader should understand the various methods to interpret and display sensor data to the user. They will understand the importance of creating a data analysis plan from the outset, and the different types of data analysis throughout the application stack. 1. Data Literacy – How can we intuitively answer questions with sensor data and contextualise answers 2. Data Quality a. Calibration b. Trust and Repudiation 3. Sensor Fusion – combining sensory data from disparate sources 4. Data Mining 5. Data Visualisation 6. Openness, data integration, virtual sensors 7. Exploiting the power of the cloud Chapter 6: Regulation and Standards Chapter Goal: Reader should understand the key technologies, which impact or influence the development of sensor deployment and applications including the emerging standards and regulatory considerations. 1. Regulatory Standards (US, EU, Japan) : why, which, and how standards impact your application 2. Regulatory Issues: Certification 3. Smartphones Considerations o Privacy and data security 4. Standards Bodies and Industry Groups o Continua Healthcare Alliance o ISO/IEEE 11073 5. Wearable Wireless Health Communication Standards Chapter 7: Biosensing in Everyday Life – Driving Biocontextual Aware Computing Chapter Goal: Reader should understand the social relationships that create opportunities and barriers for widespread, consumer-based biosensing. The reader should understand how the social world is shifting from sensor technologies of “should” to sensor technologies of “could” to facilitate new understandings of health and wellness and drive new methods and practices of personal data sharing. 1. Data Security and Ownership - Sharing and Managing Personal Data 2. Game Changing Pressure for Affordable Healthcare 3. Continuous, Personal Data is Improving Lives 4. Emerging Tech-Empowered Citizens 5. Sensing for Self-Discovery, Culture and Play 6. User feedback/Supporting sustainable human behaviours – leveraging the gaming culture Chapter 8: Development and Deployment of Sensor Technologies for Home and Community Settings Chapter Goal: Reader should understand how to design a sensor deployment for a home or community. The chapter informs the reader how to formulate the research question the deployment will address, how to develop prototypes, and manage and deploy them successful. The chapter will finish with exemplar case studies of real world sensor deployments. Study Design – The Right QuestionHome Deployment ElementsHome Deployment ManagementThe Prototyping Design ProcessCase Studies Chapter 9: Body Worn and Ambient Sensor Applications for Assessment, Monitoring, and Diagnostics Chapter Goal: Reader should at the end of this chapter have an understanding of the key characteristics of how body worn and ambient sensor applications, and how they vary according to the domain in which they are deployed. The reader will be presented with the key challenges faced in each domain, and emerging solutions for these challenges. 1. Drivers and Inhibitors (Incidence of chronic diseases, aging demographics, Adjusting provider compensation, prevention, medical work practice changes) 2. Hospital based sensing for assessment and diagnosis 3. Supervised Assessment and Monitoring in Community Settings 4. Home Based Applications o Clinical grade sensing for patient monitoring o Body worn sensing (e.g. PERS) for monitoring and alerting o Passive sensing for monitoring and alerting (e.g. ADL’s) 5. Key challenges Chapter 10: Wellness, Fitness and Lifestyle Chapter Goal: Reader should understand the key trends in how people use body worn sensors to manage their fitness and wellbeing. Key applications include: sensors for measuring activities in sports performance, activity/weight management and sleep tracking, 1. Drivers and Inhibitors 2. Sports and fitness applications (running, walking cycling, field sports) § Vital signs and physiological parameters § Fitness gaming – Wii Fit, Kinect § muscle movement, body stress levels, speed, distance, location § Fitness Statistics and Analysis 3. Outdoor Activities o Pressure (mountaineer and paragliding) o GPS (hiking, cycling, golf) 4. Obesity and weight management 5. Sleep o Baby Monitoring o Sleep Quality – health and social impacts o Sleep Apnoea Chapter 11: Environmental Monitoring for Health and Wellness Chapter Goal: Reader should understand how sensors and sensor networks are used for environmental monitoring, one of the key emerging applications domains. Apart from disaster monitoring, sensing also has the potential for air quality, weather monitoring, pollution etc.; with benefits for both urban and rural dwellers. 1. Drivers and Inhibitors o Correlations to health impacts 2. Home Sensing o Carbon Monoxide o Smoke Detectors o Passive Infrared (PIR) o Temperature o Sound o Sustainable Living 3. Smart Environments 4. Environmental Parameters (Noise, Water, Bacteria, Air Quality, Radiation, Urban Heat Islands) 5. Weather - Exceptional Event and Disaster Management Intelligence Chapter 12: Conclusions and Future Directions Chapter Goal: Reader should understand the key conclusions that the authors have outlined in the previous chapters. The reader should also gain an understanding of the key trends which will affect future sensor applications and how people will utilise these novel applications in their everyday lives. 1. Summary of the overall conclusions 2. Future Directions for Sensing o Use Centred Healthcare o Citizen centric sensing o Influence of urbanisation on health, wellness and lifestyle choices. o Sustainable human behaviour change

Structural Health Monitoring 2015
Author: Fu-Kuo Chang
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Pages: 3220
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Proceedings of the Tenth International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, September 1–3, 2015. Selected research on the entire spectrum of structural health techniques and areas of applicationAvailable in print, complete online text download or individual articles. Series book comprising two volumes provides selected international research on the entire spectrum of structural health monitoring techniques used to diagnose and safeguard aircraft, vehicles, buildings, civil infrastructure, ships and railroads, as well as their components such as joints, bondlines, coatings and more. Includes special sections on system design, signal processing, multifunctional materials, sensor distribution, embedded sensors for monitoring composites, reliability and applicability in extreme environments. The extensive contents can be viewed below.

Fiber Optic Sensors For Infrastructure Health Monitoring  Volume II
Author: Zhishen Wu
Publisher: Momentum Press
Release Date: 2018-12-11
Pages: 146
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Over the past two decades, extensive research has been conducted on the application of fiber-optic sensors (FOSs) in structural health monitoring (SHM). In Volume 1 of this book a long-gauge sensing technique for incorporating a proposed areawise sensing, developed by the authors, was introduced. High precision and good durability of the long-gauge sensors were also demonstrated via technical improvements that further enable the applications of optical fiber sensors and carbon fiber sensors. In Volume 2, based on the merits of the long-gauge sensors, the methods that have been developed for processing areawise distributed monitoring data for structural identification are introduced. A discussion follows on how those methods are capable of performing a rich recognition of local and global structural parameters including structural deflections, dynamic characteristics, damages, and loads. Also presented is a three-level method of structural performance evaluation that utilizes monitoring data and identified results.