• R. LammeringEmail author
  • S. Duczek
  • U. Gabbert
Part of the Research Topics in Aerospace book series (RTA)


In this chapter, the benefits of structural health monitoring systems are illustrated, especially for structures with high demands on safety and operational availability. The requirements for these systems are discussed and the use of ultrasonic guided waves is motivated. At last, current challenges in the development of structural health monitoring systems are specified.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsHelmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute of MechanicsOtto von Guericke University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

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