WIT Press


Issues And Needs For Health Monitoring Of Naval Structures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BT010271

Volume

27

Pages

9

Published

2001

Size

971 kb

Author(s)

V. G. DeGiorgi

Abstract

Maintenance concepts used for U S Navy structures are outlined. Reliability centered maintenance concepts are reviewed. Basic definitions and components of systems that provide a structure with self awareness are presented. A tiered approach of fault identification that arbitrary divides damage experienced over the life of a structure into two board categories is presented. The two-tiers are defined as damage monitoring (accumulated damage over the life of the structure) and situation assessment (large scale damage due to a singe incident). 1 Introduction Much is currently being written and said about damage detection, health monitoring and damage tolerate structures. There has been a wealth of articles published on these and related topics in the past decade. Approaches ha

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