Advanced Professional Training on "Highlights and Challenges in Diagnosis of Structural Integrity and Failures" - CURRENTLY NOT SCHEDULED

Invited Lecturers

Christian Boller (Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany)

Safe Life and Structural Load versus Damage Tolerance Structural Design Principles
5 lectures on: The safe life versus damage tolerance structural design principle; structural load spectra assessment and characterisation; fatigue in composites – how to do the evaluation?; non–destructive testing techniques with a special emphasis on composites; structural health monitoring and its impact on life cycle management of structures.


Spilios D. Fassois (University of Patras, Patras, Greece)

Statistical Time Series Methods for the Diagnosis of Structural Integrity
5 lectures on: Introduction to statistical methods for damage diagnosis under uncertainty, random signal fundamentals and analysis, non–parametric diagnosis methods, parametric diagnosis methods, applications and advanced topics.


Claus-Peter Fritzen (University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany)

Overview of Methods for Damage Detection in Diagnosis of Structural Integrity
5 lectures on: Overview of methods for damage detection, vibration– and wave–based methods, model–based identification of unknown loads; sparse recovery techniques for impact identification for smart composite structures, electromechanical impedance method and sensor self–diagnosis, reliability and risk assessment concepts, probability of detection (POD).


Alfredo Gúemes (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

Advanced Composite Materials – Typical Defects and In–Service Inspections
5 lectures on: Overview of advanced composite materials; typical defects and in–service damage; conventional NDT inspections and protocols; emerging non–contacts techniques, like thermography and laser ultrasonics; strain mapping, damage detection from strain measurements; distributed sensing.


Malcolm McGugan (Technical University of Denmark, Roskilde, Denmark)

Damage Tolerance and SHM for wind turbine rotor blades
5 lectures on: Damage tolerance for wind turbine rotor blades; structural health monitoring for wind turbine rotor blades; simulation tool for embedded fibre Bragg gratings; holistic management of composite structures; guidelines for remaining lifetime calculations.


Wieslaw Ostachowicz (Polish Academy of Sciences, Gdansk, Poland)

Advanced Techniques in Diagnosis of Structural Integrity and Failures
5 lectures on: Inspections of composite structures (moisture, thermal & chemical degradation, kissing bonds, delaminations); NDT/SHM methods for surface assessment and for structural joints; NDT/SHM methods for damage detection (laser vibrometry; terahertz spectroscopy; laser induced fluorescence; electromechanical impedance).


Afzal Suleman (University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada)

Modelling, Damage Monitoring and Life Prognosis of Advanced Composite Structures
5 lectures on: Fatigue life prediction of laminated composites using a multiscale micromechanics based approach; probabilistic failure prediction of composite laminates; monitoring damage state of fiber reinforced composites; health monitoring of composite patch repairs using chirped FBG sensors.


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