1. Structural Health Monitoring: Concepts and Procedures

  title={1. Structural Health Monitoring: Concepts and Procedures},
  author={Etsi Aeronauticos},
Structmal Health Monitoring is an ernerging technology. dealing with the deve\~pmcnt of tcchniques and systems for the continuous monitming. inspection and darnage dctcction of stmcturcs, with minimum Iabor involvemcnl. Thc ultimatc goal of a SHMS is to eliminate currcnt schcdulc-bascd inspcctions and rcplacc it with condition-ba.-;cd maintcnancc. SHM was cnvisagcd as onc of thc initial applications of thc Smart Stmctures conccpts, as sketchcd at figurc I ( Rcf I ).