Handbook of Technical Diagnostics

Fundamentals and Application to Structures and Systems

  • Horst Czichos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Horst Czichos
      Pages 3-9
    3. Horst Czichos
      Pages 11-22
    4. Horst Czichos
      Pages 23-40
  3. Methods and Techniques for Diagnostics and Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Baldev Raj, B. Venkatraman
      Pages 43-68
    3. Thomas Kannengiesser, Klaus-Peter Gründer
      Pages 69-108
    4. Werner Rücker
      Pages 109-120
    5. J. Lyle Bagley
      Pages 121-136
    6. Jürgen Bohse
      Pages 137-160
    7. Anton Erhard
      Pages 161-174
    8. Clemente Ibarra-Castanedo, Xavier P. V. Maldague
      Pages 175-220
    9. Uwe Ewert, Gerd-Rüdiger Jaenisch, Uwe Zscherpel, Kurt Osterloh, Bernhard Redmer
      Pages 221-247
    10. Jürgen Goebbels
      Pages 249-258
    11. Werner Daum
      Pages 259-285
    12. Bernd Randolf Müller, Manfred Paul Hentschel
      Pages 287-300
    13. Wolfgang E. S. Unger, Vasile-Dan Hodoroaba
      Pages 301-322
    14. Werner Österle
      Pages 323-337
  4. Technical Diagnostics of Machines and Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Thomas Boellinghaus
      Pages 341-353
    3. Christian Klinger
      Pages 355-385
    4. Richard S. Cowan, Ward O. Winer
      Pages 387-410
  5. Structural Health Monitoring and Performance Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Akira Mita
      Pages 425-428
    3. Helmut Wenzel
      Pages 429-451
    4. Daniele Inaudi
      Pages 453-470
    5. Wolfgang Habel , Gerd Heidmann
      Pages 471-504
    6. Claus Kupferschmidt, Mareike Strach, Holger Huhn, Fabian Vorpahl
      Pages 505-518
    7. L. Quiroga, E. Schnieder
      Pages 519-537
  6. Excursion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 543-543
    2. Oliver Hahn
      Pages 545-556
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 557-566

About this book


This book presents concepts, methods and techniques to examine symptoms of faults and failures of structures, systems and components and to monitor functional performance and structural integrity. The book is organized in five parts. Part A introduces the scope and application of technical diagnostics and gives a comprehensive overview of the physics of failure. Part B presents all relevant methods and techniques for diagnostics and monitoring: from stress, strain, vibration analysis, nondestructive evaluation, thermography and industrial radiology to computed tomography and subsurface microstructural analysis. Part C cores the principles and concepts of technical failure analysis, illustrates case studies, and outlines machinery diagnostics with an emphasis on tribological systems. Part D describes the application of structural health monitoring and performance control to plants and the technical infrastructure, including buildings, bridges, pipelines, electric power stations, offshore wind structures, and railway systems. And finally, Part E is an excursion on diagnostics in arts and culture. The book integrates knowledge of basic sciences and engineering disciplines with contributions from research institutions, academe, and industry, written by internationally known experts from various parts of the world, including Europe, Canada, India, Japan, and USA.


Acoustic emission Machinery diagnostics Nondestructive Testing Offshore structures Strain Determination Structural health monitoring Surface analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Horst Czichos
    • 1
  1. 1.Beuth Hochschule für TechnikBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-25849-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-25850-3
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