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Structural health monitoring (SHM) assesses the current ability of a structural component or system to perform its intended design function successfully, and prognostics extends the assessment to forecast remaining useful life. The 19 chapters in this volume describe techniques for diagnosing fault levels, modeling equipment degradation, monitoring systems intelligently, and scheduling maintenance according to condition rather than preset time intervals. The last two chapters approach structure reliability and response prognostics with Bayesian analysis and analytical approximation, and predict fatigue damage through indirect sensor measurements. The book will mainly be of interest to mechanical and industrial engineers.
– Book News Inc. Portland, OR