Manolis Chatzis, University of Oxford
Eleni Chatzi, ETH Zurich
Vasileios Ntertimanis, ETH Zurich
Geert Lombaer, KU Leuven

The mini-symposium deals with structural identification, structural health monitoring, vibration monitoring, and observability algorithms and tools for inferring the properties of dynamic systems using data obtained from dynamic sensors. It covers theoretical and computational issues, with applications in structural, mechanical, aerospace and biological dynamic systems as well as other related engineering disciplines. Topics relevant to the session include vibration monitoring, theoretical and experimental modal identification, linear and nonlinear system identification, model updating/validation and correlation, uncertainty quantification, model class selection, fault detection techniques, early alert systems, optimal strategies for experimental design, theoretical/structural and practical observability and identifiability algorithms, optimal sensor and actuator placement strategies, structural prognosis techniques and updating the lifespan of the system. Papers dealing with experimental investigation and verification of theories are especially welcomed.

This MS is organized under the auspices of the EMI Structural Health Monitoring and Control, and Dynamics Committees

Topics of Interest Include:

  • Structural health monitoring
  • System identification
  • Vibration monitoring
  • Damage detection
  • Observability