Theory, Synthesis, and Application

  • David O. Olawale
  • Okenwa O. I. Okoli
  • Ross S. Fontenot
  • William A. Hollerman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. David O. Olawale, Ross S. Fontenot, Md Abu S. Shohag, Okenwa O. I. Okoli
    Pages 1-16
  3. Ercules Epaminondas Sousa Teotonio, Wagner Mendonça Faustino, Hermi Felinto Brito, Maria Claudia França Cunha Felinto, Jandeilson Lima Moura, Israel Ferreira Costa et al.
    Pages 39-63
  4. Roman Nevshupa, Ken’ichi Hiratsuka
    Pages 65-93
  5. M. Jasim Uddin, David O. Olawale, Jin Yan, Justin Moore, Okenwa O. I. Okoli
    Pages 125-145
  6. Ross S. Fontenot, Kamala N. Bhat, William A. Hollerman, Mohan D. Aggarwal
    Pages 147-235
  7. Nathan C. Eddingsaas
    Pages 237-271
  8. G. L. Sharipov, A. A. Tukhbatullin
    Pages 273-303
  9. Kunal Joshi, Margaret Scheiner, David O. Olawale, Tarik J. Dickens
    Pages 305-332
  10. Shawn M. Goedeke, William A. Hollerman, Stephen W. Allison, Ross S. Fontenot
    Pages 333-350
  11. Jin Yan, M. Jasim Uddin, David O. Olawale, Tarik J. Dickens, Okenwa O. I. Okoli
    Pages 351-377
  12. David O. Olawale, Jasim M. Uddin, Jin Yan, Tarik J. Dickens, Okenwa O. I. Okoli
    Pages 379-410
  13. Ross S. Fontenot, William A. Hollerman, Noah P. Bergeron
    Pages 411-444
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 445-454

About this book


This book expounds on progress made over the last 35 years in the theory, synthesis, and application of triboluminescence for creating smart structures. It presents in detail the research into utilization of the triboluminescent properties of certain crystals as new sensor systems for smart engineering structures, as well as triboluminescence-based sensor systems that have the potential to enable wireless, in-situ, real time and distributed (WIRD) structural health monitoring of composite structures. The sensor component of any structural health monitoring (SHM) technology — measures the effects of the external load/event and provides the necessary inputs for appropriate preventive/corrective action to be taken in a smart structure — sits at the heart of such a system. This volume explores advances in materials properties and structural behavior underlying creation of smart composite structures and sensor systems for structural health monitoring of critical engineering structures, such as bridges, aircrafts, and wind blades.

  • Compiles in one volume a collection of the most up-to-date knowledge on triboluminescence phenomenon;
  • Elucidates advances in development of more-efficient (and new) triboluminescent materials and sensor system innovation;
  • Presents information on triboluminescence relevant to engineers and scientists across a range of fields, including aerospace, defense, civil infrastructure, and wind energy;
  • Facilitates readers’ understanding of a range of phenomena with concise treatments of topics.


Triboluminescence Advances in triboluminescence Triboluminescent sensors Application of triboluminescence Smart structure Multifunctional composites Smart materials Structural health monitoring

Editors and affiliations

  • David O. Olawale
    • 1
  • Okenwa O. I. Okoli
    • 2
  • Ross S. Fontenot
    • 3
  • William A. Hollerman
    • 4
  1. 1.Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering DepartmentFAMU-FSU College of EngineeringTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering DepartmentFAMU-FSU College of EngineeringTallahasseeUSA
  3. 3.Naval Surface Warfare CenterBethesdaUSA
  4. 4.Dept of PhysicsUniversity of LouisianaLafayetteUSA

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