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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

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

About the editors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Horst Czichos has been President of BAM, the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (1992-2002) and President of EUROLAB, the European Federation of National Associations of Measurement, Testing and Analytical Laboratories (1999-2003). He holds degrees in precision engineering, physics and materials science from the Free University and the Technical University of Berlin, and obtained a Dr. h.c. from KU Leuven University for his research work in tribology. He is currently Professor of Mechatronics at the University of Applied Sciences, BHT Berlin, and received 2007 the Beuth Award for achievement in engineering education.

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