Special Issue "Structural Health Monitoring, Damage Detection and Long-Term Performance"

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Structures".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 137

Special Issue Editors

Laboratory of Rehabilitation and Buildings Durability, Campus Russas, Federal University of Ceara, Russas 62900-000, CE, Brazil
Interests: building materials; durability; cultural heritage; degradation; building pathology; SHM; smart materials
1. I3N & Physics Department of the Aveiro University, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
2. Instituto de Telecomunicações, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: optical fiber sensors; e-Health platforms; structural health monitoring; biosensing
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy
Interests: SHM; assessment, strengthening and repair of structures; structural health monitoring; structural testing and modeling; smart materials; self-sensing materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the increase in natural hazards, the degradation of existing infrastructure, and advances in computational methods, structural health monitoring (SHM) has become a promising technique for assessing civil structural conditions.

In fact, since the 1980s the number of applications of continuous monitoring systems in civil engineering structures has grown considerably. The development of new sensors and network devices has allowed for new applications, real-time monitoring and optimizing the sensorial systems. Also, artificial intelligence has provided a new field to explore, and cases of the automatization of data processing in the context of SHM and damage detection have emerged. Reports on applications of  SHM in large structures, such as, for example, bridges, tunnels and offshore platforms, can be found in the literature, and  heritage construction monitoring has been utilized more often. Fortunately, the costs related to SHM systems and new approaches have allowed for the application of SHM  techniques in long-term performance and real-state safety management, highlighting the relevance of monitoring techniques for supporting decisions on time maintenance, the structural safety state, and the most economical approach for intervention.

This Special Issue, “Structural Health Monitoring, Damage Detection and Long-Term Performance”, will provide an overview of the existing knowledge on new approaches for building monitoring. Original research, theoretical and experimental work, case studies, and comprehensive review papers are invited to be submitted for possible publication. Relevant topics to this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following subjects:

  • New approaches for SHM;
  • Short and long-term monitoring;
  • New sensors and sensorial networks;
  • Digital methodologies for monitoring applications;
  • Monitoring strategies for construction sustainability;
  • Cultural heritage.

Dr. Esequiel Mesquita
Prof. Dr. Humberto Varum
Dr. Paulo Antunes
Dr. Antonella D'Alessandro
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • new approaches for SHM
  • short and long-term monitoring
  • new sensors and sensorial networks
  • digital methodologies for monitoring applications
  • monitoring strategies for construction sustainability
  • cultural heritage

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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