Structural Health Monitoring Of Aerospace Composites by Victor GiurgiutiuStructural Health Monitoring Of Aerospace Composites by Victor Giurgiutiu

Structural Health Monitoring Of Aerospace Composites

byVictor GiurgiutiuEditorVictor Giurgiutiu

Hardcover | September 9, 2015

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Structural Health Monitoring of Aerospace Composite Structuresoffers 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 authorVictor 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.



  • The first comprehensive review of one of the most ardent research areas in aerospace structures, providing breadth and detail to bring engineers and researchers up to speed on this rapidly developing field
  • Covers the main classes of SHM sensors, including fiber optic sensors, piezoelectric wafer active sensors, electrical properties sensors and conventional resistance strain gauges, and considers their applications and limitation
  • Includes details of active approaches, including acousto-ultrasonics, vibration, frequency transfer function, guided-wave tomography, phased arrays, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (ECIS), among other emerging methods
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 Monitori...
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Title:Structural Health Monitoring Of Aerospace CompositesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:470 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 9, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0124096050

ISBN - 13:9780124096059

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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