Title: SHM for Impact Characterization and Damage Mechanisms in Laminar Composites
Organisers: Dr. Richard Loendersloot (University of Twente), Dr. Nan Yue (Delft University of Technology)
The vulnerability of composite structures to impact loading is an important concern in industries relying on the use of composites, such as the aerospace and wind turbine industries, but increasingly also for civil engineering applications. Research efforts of the past years have brought us a wide selection of detection and localization methods. Crucial questions on the nature and consequences of the impact are however still unanswered, in particular for complex shaped structures with curvatures, stringers and stiffeners, thickness variation and so on. In this special session we want to offer a platform to researchers to present and discuss the state-of-the-art of Structural Health Monitoring and Impact Characterization, addressing topic as:
The special session is open for contribution on experimental, numerical, physics-based, data-driven work and can be either more theoretical oriented or be more applied.