smartSHM Kickoff Meeting

04/10/2017
 

Impressions

Bridges, buildings, planes, and the rotor blades of wind power stations are only a few examples where monitoring the structural integrity of the components is crucial.

Last week, in the futuristic setting of the ICT cubes in Aachen, 80 representatives from industry and 46 researchers came together from all over Germany at the smartSHM kickoff meeting to discuss exciting challenges and new ventures for smart Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). The event was co-organized by the SLA.

SHM research at the SLA focuses on the effect of structural damages to the behavior of the system, which is analyzed numerically and analytically. This opens up new possibilities for higher sensorefficiency.

The keen interest in the event at the RWTH Aachen and the positive receipt of the kick-off meeting bode well for future industry-science collaborations and a strong, productive network.