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Vol. 221, Issue 3, March 2018, pp. 1-8




Smart Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring- Overview, Challenges and Advantages


Lead Software Engineer, GE Transportation
Tel.: +91-80-40882071

E-mail: Vimal.Agarwal1@ge.com


Received: 17 February 2018 /Accepted: 19 March 2018 /Published: 31 March 2018

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems


Abstract: Pervasive, large-scale infrastructure forms the backbone of an industrialized nation and thus represents a high capital investment. This key asset of the country, is prone to large scale destruction and potential threats to its life, without sufficient precautions such as preventative construction designs, health monitoring and maintenance. Structural health monitoring and maintenance of infrastructure is paramount. While Structural Health Monitoring(SHM) using traditional sensor technologies has been extensively researched for over a couple of decades, enthusiastic efforts are being made for the adoption of smart sensors. Smart sensors would provide efficient and sustainable health monitoring, and at the same time can provide precursors to imminent structural health issues, as well as estimates of remaining life, facilitating a timely deployment of remedial. This paper presents a perspective on use of smart sensors to detect and localize damage while meeting the stringent performance requirements of the current industry.


Keywords: Structural health monitoring, Smart sensors, PVDF sensor.


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