Structural Health Monitoring of Aerospace Composites

Structural Health Monitoring of Aerospace Composites

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 470 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 25.4mm | 1,110g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 250 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0124096050
  • 9780124096059

Table of contents

1. Introduction

2. Fundamentals of Aerospace Composite Materials

3. Vibration of Composite Structures

4. Guided Waves in Thin-Wall Composite Structures

5. Damage and Failure of Aerospace Composites

6. Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors

7. Fiber Optics Sensors

8. Other Composites SHM Sensors

9. Impact and Acoustic Emission Monitoring for Aerospace Composites SHM

10. SHM of Fatigue Degradation and other In-service Damage of Aerospace Composites

11. Summary and Conclusions
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About Victor Giurgiutiu

Dr. Giurgiutiu is an expert in the field of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). He leads the Laboratory for Active Materials and Smart Structures at the University of South Carolina. He received the award Structural Health Monitoring Person of the Year 2003 and is Associate Editor of the international journal Structural Health Monitoring.
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