Past, Resent, and Future of Structural Health Assessment

  • Achintya HaldarEmail author
  • Ajoy Kumar Das
Conference paper


Past, present, and future of structural health assessment (SHA) concepts and related areas, as envisioned by the authors, are briefly reviewed in this chapter. The growth in the related areas has been exponential covering several engineering disciplines. After presenting the basic concept, the authors discussed its growth from infancy, that is, hitting something with a hammer and listening to sound, to the use of most recent development of wireless sensors and the associated advanced signal processing algorithms. Available SHA methods are summarized in the first part of this chapter. The works conducted by the research team of the authors are emphasized. Later, some of the future challenges in SHA areas are identified. Since it is a relatively new multidisciplinary area, the education component is also highlighted at the end.


Structural health assessment Kalman filter Substructure System identification Uncertainty analysis Sensors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering MechanicsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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