The Scientific World Journal

Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure and Materials


Publishing date
11 Oct 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
02 Aug 2013

1Department of Mechanics of Materials and Constructions, Free University of Brussels, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

2Department of Civil Engineering, Ege University, Bornova, 35100 Izmir, Turkey

3Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure and Materials

Description

Despite the long life span of civil structures, they cannot be considered maintenance-free. Several incidents of catastrophic failures remind the engineering world that monitoring is imperative for prevention of loss of life and property and for effective infrastructure management. Due to the variety of types of structures and their vulnerabilities, different tools must be used—many times complementary —in order to lead to reliable assessment results. Indeed, the reliability of in situ application is a key issue for any technique along with other characteristics such as testing speed and cost-effectiveness.

Several nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques have showed their suitability in material and structural characterization. As an example, elastic waves and radar have proven their suitability in distinguishing heterogeneities. Thermography is also used as a full-field method for detection of subsurface damage and moisture. Results of the aforementioned methods and a number of others like acoustic emission, radiography, optic fibers, electrical resistivity, and slightly destructive surface strength methods in conjunction with visual inspection provide a platform for decision making concerning maintenance.

However, most NDT techniques have not reached their potential. This special issue examines all possible tools for economic and timely infrastructure condition assessment, with emphasis on reliability and projection to the proper maintenance action. The challenges are even higher since the use of innovative materials is increasing. Although they offer better potential for sustainable construction, their assessment through the same techniques as for conventional concrete should not be taken for granted.

In this special issue, we will highlight the latest advances in structural health monitoring (SHM) focusing on civil infrastructures. We invite authors to contribute original as well as review articles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Development and advances in all different NDT techniques, as well as combined used of techniques
  • Decision making systems about structural maintenance based on engineering criteria
  • Use of modern materials like recycled, nanomodified, textile-reinforced matrices, structural wood and how they respond to usual monitoring techniques
  • Numerical simulation as a tool for NDT methods
  • Proper design of structures to simplify and aid SHM
  • Wireless monitoring technology and energy harvesting for SHM
  • Studies and development of sensor technology for SHM

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/tswj/civil.engineering/hmc/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 435238
  • - Editorial

Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure and Materials

Dimitrios G. Aggelis | Ninel Alver | Hwa Kian Chai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 178020
  • - Research Article

Application of Acoustic Emission on the Characterization of Fracture in Textile Reinforced Cement Laminates

J. Blom | J. Wastiels | D. G. Aggelis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 170187
  • - Research Article

Development of Hybrid Braided Composite Rods for Reinforcement and Health Monitoring of Structures

Sohel Rana | Emilija Zdraveva | ... | A. Gomes Correia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 525678
  • - Research Article

A Simple and Reliable Setup for Monitoring Corrosion Rate of Steel Rebars in Concrete

Shamsad Ahmad | Mohammed Abdul Azeem Jibran | ... | Mohammed Maslehuddin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 518608
  • - Research Article

Identification of Historical Veziragasi Aqueduct Using the Operational Modal Analysis

E. Ercan | A. Nuhoglu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 303656
  • - Research Article

Online Bridge Crack Monitoring with Smart Film

Benniu Zhang | Shuliang Wang | ... | Minfeng Qiu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 967508
  • - Review Article

Development of Inspection Robots for Bridge Cables

Hae-Bum Yun | Se-Hoon Kim | ... | Jong-Jae Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 235820
  • - Research Article

A Universal Fast Algorithm for Sensitivity-Based Structural Damage Detection

Q. W. Yang | J. K. Liu | ... | C.F. Liang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 424560
  • - Research Article

Detecting the Activation of a Self-Healing Mechanism in Concrete by Acoustic Emission and Digital Image Correlation

E. Tsangouri | D. G. Aggelis | ... | D. Van Hemelrijck
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 170291
  • - Research Article

The Sacred Mountain of Varallo in Italy: Seismic Risk Assessment by Acoustic Emission and Structural Numerical Models

Alberto Carpinteri | Giuseppe Lacidogna | ... | Federico Accornero
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