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