International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications

Special Issue

Advanced Vibration-Based Structural Health Monitoring Methods for Civil and Mechanical Systems

  • Submission Deadline: Dec. 15, 2021
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Hassan Sarmadi
About This Special Issue
Vibration-based structural health monitoring (SHM) is an active research area in civil and mechanical engineering communities. This research area may include damage diagnosis including early damage detection, damage localization, and damage quantification in civil structures, fault detection in mechanical systems, and finite element model updating. In general, model-based and data-based methods are two approaches to the above-mentioned procedures. Model-based techniques usually lie in establishing an elaborate finite element model of a structural system and dynamic information for solving linear and nonlinear equations. Data-based methods utilize statistical pattern recognition paradigm as well as raw vibration data. In recent years, numerous research studies focused on data-based methods due to simplicity and efficiency but model-based techniques still have their advantages. This special issue is intended to pay more attention on advanced model-based, data-based, and hybrid methods for vibration-based SHM applications. The main focus of this special issue is on novel and practical approaches based on vibration data, sensitivity-based or non-sensitivity-based methods, effective and innovative solution techniques of linear and nonlinear inverse and forward problem, new methods of statistical pattern recognition paradigm and machine learning algorithms for data-based approaches, new dynamic features, and applications of advanced model-based and data-based methods to numerical, experimental, and full-scale civil and mechanical systems.
Aims and Scope:
  1. Structural health monitoring
  2. Damage diagnosis and fault detection
  3. Finite element model updating
  4. Solution of linear and non-linear mathematical systems
  5. Statistical pattern recognition and machine learning
  6. Vibration data
Lead Guest Editor
  • Hassan Sarmadi

    Department of Civil Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

Guest Editors
  • Alireza Entezami

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

  • B A G Yuvaraju

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Rourkela, India

Published Articles
  • Comparison of Displacement Measurements and Simulation on Fillet Weld of Steel Column Base

    Nobuhiro Shimoi , Carlos Cuadra , Hirokazu Madokoro , Kazuhisa Nakasho

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 111-117
    Received: Aug. 25, 2020
    Accepted: Sep. 23, 2020
    Published: Oct. 20, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmea.20200805.11
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    Abstract: The Hyogoken Nanbu earthquake (Kobe earthquake) that occurred on January 17. 1995, caused extensive and severe damages to a large number of buildings in Kobe city area. After the earthquake many steel structures were constructed using frame welded joint of welded construction and welded base. However, the capacity of these weld joints to absorb ene... Show More