This volume presents the proceedings of the fifth in the celebrated series of biennial international conferences on the Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2003). Studies of damage evolution, location and characterization are primordial aspects of the rapidly expanding field of SHM (structural health monitoring) and are major themes in this volume. In order to analyze efficiently the data-rich information provided by monitoring and by NDE (non-destructive evaluation) techniques, it is necessary to use advanced signal-processing procedures. Therefore, a significant fraction of the present book is dedicated to the optimization of signal processing and computation methods. The proceedings cover those activities relevant to the damage assessment of engineering structures and systems, including the signal processing of sensor measurements and analytical techniques, as well as the discussion of experimental case studies. Among the topics covered are: Damage assessment; Advanced methods of NDT, Recent advances in signal processing and algorithms, Structural integrity, Damage mechanisms, Fatigue damage, Damage location and quantification, Sensors and measurement strategies, Intelligent materials, Knowledge-based systems, Condition monitoring, Biomedical damage detection and analysis and Case studies.
|Publisher||Trans Tech Publications Inc|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|