Structural Health Monitoring

Structural Health Monitoring

Edited by

Daniel Balageas, ONERA, Chatillon, France
Claus-Peter Fritzen, University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany
Alfredo Güemes, Polytechnic University,Madrid , Spain

ISBN : 9781905209019

Publication Date : January 2006

Hardcover 496 pp

250.00 USD



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.


1. Introduction to SHM, Daniel L. Balageas.
2. Vibration-based Techniques for SHM, Claus-Peter Fritzen.
3. Fiber-optics Sensors, Alfredo Güemes and José M. Menendez.
4. SHM with Piezoelectric Sensors, Philippe Guy and Thomas Monnier.
5. SHM using Electrical Resistance, Michelle Salvia and Jean-Christophe Abry.
6. Low Frequency Electromagnetic Techniques, Michel B. Lemistre.
7. Capacitive Methods for SHM in Civil Engineering, Xavier Dérobert and Jean Iaquinta.

About the authors/editors

Daniel Balageas, Deputy Head of the Structures and Damage Mechanics Department (DMSE) at ONERA and part-time Associate Professor at ENS-Cachan, France, has 40 years of experience in aerospace research. He is the author of more than 80 publications and papers in NDE and 30 in the SHM field. He launched the European Workshop on SHM in 2002.

Claus-Peter Fritzen, Professor of Mechanics within the Institute of Mechanics and Control-Mechatronics at the University of Siegen (Germany), is a researcher in the fields of vibrations, structural identification, smart structures and SHM. He has also written numerous papers and journal articles on damage identification and SHM.

Alfredo Güemes is Professor of Material Science, Director of the Aerospace Materials & Processes Department at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Co-Chairman of the Stanford International Workshops on SHM since 1997. He has led three research projects on Fiber Optic Sensors, sponsored by the EC and ESA, and has authored more than 50 papers.