Special Issue on


Nov 18, 2013 (4 years and 8 months ago)


The Scientific World Journal
Special Issue on
Structural Health Monitoring and NDE Technologies for
Aerospace Applications
Call for Papers
Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) is an integral part of
comprehensive management of any aerospace system.NDE
techniques are broadly employed to monitor materials
and safety-critical components used in aerospace industry
throughout their life-cycle,either in design or as part of
a maintenance program.The development of novel NDE
methodologies is essential,driven by the use of newmaterials
as well as new manufacturing processes in aerospace appli-
cations.In addition,using aerospace systems beyond their
design lives requires availability of reliable Structural Health
Monitoring (SHM) technologies to assess damage in aging
structures.The SHM process encompasses monitoring of a
structure over time using dynamic response measurements
from an array of specially designed sensors,extraction of
features sensitive to damage,and analysis of these features
to determine the state of health of the system.
This special issue focuses on fostering improvements
and new developments of technology in areas related to
innovative SHMand NDE methods for characterization and
real-time monitoring of aerospace materials and structures,
including use of advanced smart sensors and sensor net-
works,as well as strategies for NDE data utilization for
overall system safety and performance.We invite original
research articles as well as review articles that contain theo-
retical,analytical,and experimental investigations covering
all aspects of NDE and SHM in aerospace engineering.
Potential topics include,but are not limited to:

NDE of material properties and damage assessment
based on various nondestructive approaches (acoustic,

Continuous SHM improving measurement accuracy
and inspection technologies

Sensor technologies for SHM and NDE,
MEMS/NEMS,sensor networks and smart systems for
evaluation,detection,monitoring and control,and
sensor integration

Life management and system design methodologies
for diagnostics and prognostics

Integration of multiple NDE techniques for improving
interpretation of results

Modeling,simulation and technology development at
multiple scales ranging from nano- and micro- scales
to realistic structures

Signal processing,data fusion,wireless sensor net-
works,image processing,and energy harvesting for

Bio- and nano- technology applied to SHM

SHMand self-healing strategies

Interdisciplinary approaches and applications for
Before submission authors should carefully read over
the journal’s Author Guidelines,which are located at
tive authors should submit an electronic copy of their
complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript
Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/author/submit/
journals/tswj/aerospace.engineering/smnt/according to the
following timetable:
Manuscript Due
Friday,15 March 2013
Final Decision Date
Friday,12 April 2013
Publication Date
Friday,24 May 2013
Lead Guest Editor
Theodore E.Matikas,Department of Materials Science &
Engineering,University of Ioannina,Ioannina,45110,
Guest Editors
Mark R.Woike,Optical Instrumentation and NDE Branch,
NASA Glenn Research Center,Cleveland,Ohio 44135,USA;
Dimitris C.Lagoudas,Department of Aerospace
Engineering Texas A &MUniversity,College Station TX
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