Chapter 14. Structural Health Monitoring Applications

  1. Vijay K. Varadan Chair Professor Director editor Editor-in-Chief Associate Editor1,
  2. K. J. Vinoy M.Tech, Ph.D. Assistant Professor research assistant2 and
  3. S. Gopalakrishnan Master's Degree in Engineering Mechanics, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Associate Professor Fellow2

Published Online: 19 OCT 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470093633.ch14

Smart Material Systems and MEMS: Design and Development Methodologies

Smart Material Systems and MEMS: Design and Development Methodologies

How to Cite

Varadan, V. K., Vinoy, K. J. and Gopalakrishnan, S. (2006) Structural Health Monitoring Applications, in Smart Material Systems and MEMS: Design and Development Methodologies, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470093633.ch14

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Arkansas, USA

  2. 2

    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 OCT 2006
  2. Published Print: 1 SEP 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470093610

Online ISBN: 9780470093634



  • Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) applications;
  • Stress Intensity Factors (SIFs) or Strain Energy Release Rates (SERR);
  • Structural Health Monitoring (SHM);
  • PZT actuator/sensor combination;
  • antenna–IDT configuration;
  • MEMS–IDT strain sensor system;
  • wireless MEMS–IDT microsensors


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Structural health monitoring of composite wing-type structures using magnetostrictive sensors/actuators

  • Assesment of damage severity and health monitoring using PZT sensors/actuators

  • Actuation of DCB specimen under Mode-II dynamic loading

  • Wireless MEMS–IDT microsensors for health monitoring of structures and systems

  • References