8th European Workshop On Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM 2016)
5-8 July 2016, Spain, Bilbao
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SHM is defined as the process of acquiring and analysing data from on-board sensors to evaluate the health of a structure. The main characteristic inherent to any SHM system is that sensors have to be embedded or permanently attached to the structure, leading to the main advantage of SHM compared to Non-Destructive Testing (NDT): the inspection process can be automated, without disassembly, thus providing large savings in expected maintenance costs (reductions of up to 60% are foreseen in aircraft maintenance costs, and similarly for bridges and other infrastructures).
The European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring Series (EWSHM) started in 2002 and has grown significantly, over the years, to become the strong counterpart to the International Workshop on SHM (IWSHM) held in Stanford, CA every odd-numbered year. Over 400 abstracts, from 45 countries, have been accepted for the Conference; the list of titles, authors and other details may be found at this Web App under the tab ‘Sessions’. The variety and quality of the retained papers ensure a very stimulating event, both from a scientific and industrial applications perspectives. Following the success of the two previous conferences, some common activities are done with the European Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society (PHM), also held in Bilbao at the same dates.
EWSHM 2016 will take place in the city of Bilbao, in the north of Spain. Bilbao has evolved to become one of the most vibrant and creative cities in Europe. It offers a focus point for business with world-class facilities, including a modern airport with many connecting flights to main European cities, and is home to some of Spain’s largest corporations. The city provides a fascinating tourism experience with its unique combination of Basque heritage and futuristic architecture and design.
If your academic or professional activity is related to this fast growing technical field, you are invited to participate, either at the conference sessions or at the technical exhibition. We promise it will give you great opportunities for collaboration and sharing of ideas with your peers.
The Conference Chairmen
Prof Alfredo Güemes, Dpt Aeronautics, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid
Prof Gerardo Aranguren, Dpt Electronics, Univ Basque Country UPV/EHU
Dr. Fernando Martinez, Head of Sensors group, IKERLAN R&D Center.