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Structural Health Monitoring of Aerospace Composites

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 aircraft composite structures.

Beginning with a description of the different types of composite damage, which differ fundamentally from the damage states encountered in metallic airframe materials, 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.

With nondestructive continual and on-demand damage detection high on the agenda in aerospace to manage the structural unknowns associated with new composite dominated models making their way into commercial use, Structural Health Monitoring of Aerospace Composite Structures is an authoritative reference on a critical topic.


Aerospace engineers, researchers and graduate students dealing with aircraft design, structural integrity, safety and operation management.

Hardbound, 480 Pages

Published: August 2015

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-409605-9


  • 1. Damage of Aerospace Composites

    2. Sensors for Composites SHM

    3. Fiber optics sensors

    4. Piezoelectric wafer active sensors

    5. Electrical properties sensors for composites SHM

    6. Composites SHM methods and applications

    7. Passive sensing for composites SHM

    8. Acousto-ultrasonics for composite SHM

    9. Vibration SHM of composites

    10. Frequency transfer function SHM of composites

    11. Local-area active sensing with electromechanical impedance spectroscopy (EMIS)

    12. Electrical SHM of composites

    13. Direct methods and self-sensing methods for composites impact damage detection

    14. Summary and conclusions


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