SHM and degradation mechanisms

The structural health monitoring (SHM Structural Health Monitoring) is the implementation of strategies for detection and characterization of structural damage, understanding damage as changes of geometry or properties of the materials used. The aging of structural systems due to degradation mechanisms associated with the operating environment plays a vital role when the expected life is long or the environment is very aggressive.

Loads and damage detected by sensors offer input to mathematical processes to quantify the remaining life of the structure.

Specialization lines and Technologies:

  • Thermal and structural simulations (ANSYS).

  • Thermo hydraulic simulations by CFD codes (ANSYS CFX).

  • Aerodynamic simulations by CFD codes (ANSYS CFX).

  • Stress analysis, fracture mechanics and fatigue.

  • Algorithm design and implementation.

  • Marine corrosion.