Aims and Scope:
In order to maintain a reasonable cost for large scale structures such as airframes, offshore structures, nuclear plants etc., it is generally accepted that improved methods for structural integrity and durability assessment are required. Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) had emerged as an active area of research for fatigue life and damage accumulation prognostics.
This is important for design and maintains of new and ageing structures.
The potential benefits include:
. Increased quality and reliability by application of innovative practices and techniques
. Reduce costs by better design enabling lighter structures (hence fuel efficient), fewer inspection intervals hence reduce operating costs), less frequent replacement or repair of parts hence reduce wastage of structures)
. Improved safety and performance and reduce costly in service redesign
Structural Durability and Health Monitoring publishes original, high quality research papers, communications, and review articles related to structural health monitoring and durability. The aim of the journal is to bring together latest scientific and technological developments in the field.
The scope of the journal is multidisciplinary and contributions are sought from engineers, material scientist and applied mathematications.
Papers are sought that contribute to the following general topics related to Structural Durability and Health Monitoring:
. Structural integrity assessment
. Self-diagnostics, prognostics and condition-based maintenance
. Fracture mechanics
. Damage mechanics
. Smart materials for damage monitoring
. Damage tolerance assessment
. Structural durability assessment
. Self-repairable structures
. Structural repairs and their monitoring
. Integration of structural health monitoring and control