2012 4th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring

5 - 7 December 2012

Melbourne, Australia



This is the second in a series of biennial Asia-Pacific workshops that focuses on the field of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). This is a particularly promising area that has attracted significant attention in recent years for its wide potential of applications, particularly for civil infrastructures, and maritime and aircraft structures. The purpose of the workshop is to allow a forum where key and emerging technical issues that are critical and unique in structural health monitoring can be discussed and
identified, as well as allow current state-of-the-art technologies and R&D activities in the field to be presented. The workshop is also intended to promote exchanges and cross-fertilisation among many disciplines.

Technical Focus

The workshop shall focus on, but is not limited to, the following topics:
• Sensor and Actuator Development
• Reliability of Structural Health Monitoring Methodologies
• Bio-inspired sensors
• Damage Identification and Properties/ Integrity Characterisation
and Assessment: Intelligent Processing of Materials and Structures
• System Integration
• Applications (particularly in the field of aircraft, automotive, rail and maritime structures, civil and petroleum infrastructure, textiles etc)
• Homeland Security

Who Should Attend

This workshop is recommended to researchers and academics with interests in structural health monitoring and associated research. From past workshops, industrial practitioners in closely related fields have gained from attending these workshops.