Due to the increased use of composite materials in aerospace, energy, automobile, and civil infrastructure applications, concern over composite material failures has grown, creating a need for smart composite structures that are able to self-diagnose and self-heal.
Structural Health Monitoring Technologies and Next-Generation Smart Composite Structures provides valuable insight into cutting-edge advances in SHM, smart materials, and smart structures. Comprised of chapters authored by leading researchers in their respective fields, this edited book showcases exciting developments in general embedded sensor technologies, general sensor technologies, sensor response interrogation and data communication, damage matrix formulation, damage mechanics and analysis, smart materials and structures, and SHM in aerospace applications. Each chapter makes a significant contribution to the prevention of structural failures by describing methods that increase safety and reduce maintenance costs in a variety of SHM applications.
Table of Contents
Scalable Sensing Membrane for Structural Health Monitoring of Mesosystems. Use of Distributed Sensor Networks with Optical Fibers (Brillouin Scattering) for SHM of Composite Structures. Development of Embedded FBG Sensor Networks for SHM Systems. Internet of Things for Structural Health Monitoring. Laser Ultrasonic Imaging for Damage Visualization and Damage Accumulation Evaluation. Sensor Networks for Structural Damage Monitoring: Sensors and Interrogation Techniques. Damage Assessment Algorithms for Structural Health Monitoring. Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms in Structural Health Monitoring. Development of Fracture and Damage Modeling Concepts for Composite Materials. Life Prediction of Composite Rotor Blade. In Situ Structural Health Monitoring Systems for Aerospace Structures: Recent Developments. Metal Core Piezoelectric Fiber and Its Application. Shape Memory Polymers and Their Applications. Fracture Mechanics and Damage Modeling of Laminated Composites.
Jayantha Ananda Epaarachchi holds a PhD from the University of Newcastle. He is a senior lecturer and the leader of the Smart Structures and Structural Health Monitoring Group at the Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites at the University of Southern Queensland. He has been continuously involved in a collaborative project with Boeing Research & Technology (Australia) and the Boeing Aircraft Company (USA), and shares a US patent. Widely published, Dr. Epaarachchi has worked in various Australian public and private sector industrial organizations; lectured at the Central Queensland University; served as a visiting fellow at the University of Bristol (UK) and as research associate at the University of Sydney; and been involved with several international conferences and technical and organizing committees.
Gayan Chanaka Kahandawa holds a PhD from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). His PhD project was funded by the Boeing Aircraft Company (USA), and the groundbreaking outcomes of the project earned him a US patent. His research work also received a 2012 USQ Research Excellence Award. Currently, Dr. Kahandawa holds two patents and has published more than 30 research articles as journal and conference papers. He has lectured at the University of Peradeniya and at the Uva Wellassa University (both in Sri Lanka), and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the USQ Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fiber Composites. He joined the Federation University Australia as a lecturer of mechatronics in 2014.