Welcome to Vibration-based Structural Health Monitoring

The aim of this course is to give the participants an insight into the use of vibration measurements to assess the integrity of structural systems and components. This procedure is referred to as vibration-based structural health monitoring (SHM), which is of interest within several engineering disciplines, such as civil, mechanical, and aerospace. In the course, we will address the following topics:

Structural damages, their appearance in engineering structures, and potential consequences
Theoretical, numerical, and experimental deterministic and stochastic vibration analysis
Deciding on the spatial distribution of sensors for capturing vibration signatures
Signal processing of vibration signatures for discrimination between damage-induced anomalies and environmental and/or operational variability
Characterization of structural damages using signal-processed vibration signatures
Industrial perspectives and real-life application examples
The course consists of lectures, solving theoretical exercises, and conducting experimental studies to increase the physical understanding of the theory.

The target audience is PhD students, but young researchers and professionals from the industry with an interest in the topics of the course are also welcome.

An assignment will be given as homework. For the participants interested in the full 5 ECTS points, we ask you to hand in your homework (in groups of one to three people) at a date to be fixed. Satisfactory answers to the homework are a prerequisite for earning the last 2 ECTS in addition to the 3 ECTS earned during lectures.

Organizers: Prof., PhD, Lars Damkilde, lda@civil.aau.dk, Assistant Professor, PhD, Martin Dalgaard Ulriksen, mdu@civil.aau.dk
Lecturers: Prof., PhD, Lars Damkilde, Assistant Professor, PhD, Martin Dalgaard Ulriksen
ECTS: 5 (3 ECTS at Aalborg University + 2 ECTS assignment home)
Time: 26-30 August, from 9:00 to 16:00
Place: Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, Thomas Manns Vej 23, 9220, Aalborg
City: Aalborg, Denmark

Deadline: August 5, 2019

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.