15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The field of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) provides strategies for collecting and analysing structural data to detect (potential) damage. In this module, you are provided with methodologies for acquiring point/distributed data from structures. You are then introduced to direct and state-of-the-art inverse methods for detecting, localising, and quantifying damage using such data. Lastly, SHM is contextualised in the framework of infrastructure/asset management.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students in the Department of Civil & Structural Engineering.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Practical skills assessment, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Civil and Structural Engineering):

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