Structural Health Monitoring of Aerospace Composites


  • Victor Giurgiutiu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA

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


Book information

  • Published: September 2015
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-409605-9

Table of Contents

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