Special Topic: Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)

Special Session Chairs: 

Prof. Dr. Eleni Chatzi (ETH Zurich) & Prof. Dr. Thomas Schumacher (Portland State University)


Recent Developments & Future Trends

Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) refers to exploitation of sensing for delivering a continuous and - to the degree feasible -automated supervision of structures and infrastructures. By permitting assessment in different levels (detection, localization and characterization of damage severity, remaining useful life forecasting), SHM offers a viable means for preserving serviceability and safety and prompting for intervention, where necessary. These special sessions cover recent theoretical and applied developments and future trends in the domain of SHM with emphasis on the interpretation of the stream of sensed information. 

Some key domains of investigation include, but are not limited to:

  • Big Data and Machine Learning for SHM
  • Novel Sensing Solutions and Sensor Fusion for SHM
  • Vibration based SHM
  • Computer Vision based SHM
  • Hybrid Modeling via fusion of SHM Data and Physics-based Models
  • Case studies of SHM systems in operation: How data is used, decisions are made, and lessons learned

We particularly encourage submissions that report on actual-scale field measurements, applications on large-scale infrastructure, as well as works promoting the exploitation of structural data-driven diagnostic and prognostic models.

To submit your abstract for Special SHM sessions particularly, please just use the "Call for Abstract" page and include “SpecialSHM” in the list of keywords.


SHM Panel Discussion

The objective of this panel session is to discuss the opportunities and needs for SHM to support maintenance, preservation, and management of civil infrastructure such as roads, bridges, pipelines, and dams. Panel members across diverse backgrounds and expertise, including infrastructure owners, consultants, and academics, come together with the intent to connect real-world needs and cutting-edge research. Some questions to be discussed are:

  • What are actionable applications of SHM for civil infrastructure?
  • To what extent is SHM currently adopted in practice and who uses it?
  • What is needed/missing for owners to endorse a more widespread adoption of SHM?