Seminar - Structural Health, Usage and Condition Monitoring - Examples of Industrial Applications by Prof. Wieslaw J. Staszewski
Date: 11 December 2012 (Tuesday)
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: EF305, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Maintenance of structures is important in many areas of aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering to ensure structural integrity and safety. There exist a variety of different approaches used to assess structural usage and methods used to monitor for possible structural damage. Recent years have shown a range of new damage detection techniques and sensing technologies. These methods allow for global, on-line monitoring of large structures and fall into Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) area. They are capable of achieving continuous monitoring for damage also thanks to the application of new sensors. SHM systems are concerned with a design philosophy directed to the integration of actuators, sensors, and signal processing. The last twenty years have shown an enormous research effort in this area. A number of recent application cases studies related to SHM will be presented. The focus will be on industrial specifications and industrial involvement in the development and implementation of presented methods.
Wieslaw J. Staszewski is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Poznań, Poland, in 1985 and 1986, respectively, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Victoria University of Manchester, UK, in 1994. He worked for three years in the Technical University of Poznan, Poland. He then spent six years, including eighteen months British Council Fellowship, at the Victoria University of Manchester, UK. In 1995 he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK, where he was promoted to a Personal Chair in 2005. He joined the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow in September 2011.
Prof. Staszewski has experience of research collaborative projects both in the UK and Europe, working with industrial partners and the EC. He is the author of over 300 research publications, predominantly in damage detection, smart structures and advanced signal processing areas. This includes sixteen book contributions and over 100 refereed journal papers. Prof. Staszewski is the Associate Editor of five international journals, including Smart Materials and Structures, Structural Health Monitoring and Structural Control and Health Monitoring. He has been involved in organisation of a number of international conferences and invited to present seminars, lectures, conference keynote addresses in Europe, USA and Asia. Prof. Staszewski a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Prof. Staszewski was awarded a DSc by the Polish Academy of Sciences in October 2001 for his research contribution to Mechanical Engineering.