On the Value of Structural Health Information

Sebastian Thöns

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    Structural Health Information (SHI) may be provided by various sources such as e.g. structural health monitoring, inspections, testing and digital technologies and networks as by the Industry Internet of Things (IIOT). SHI holds a high potential for industrial, life safety and sustainability value and facilitates an optimal and intelligent life cycle management of infrastructure and machinery systems. The paper documents the utility, decision and reliability theoretical basis for the quantification of the value of SHI - as explicated by the scientific neetwork project COST Action TU1402 - and the basics of detection and Bayes risk theory, which have shaped the field of structural health monitoring. Both approaches are illustrated with a generic analysis. The value assessment af different SHI types is described and the boundaries for achieving a high industrial and societal value of SHI are explicated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Twelfth International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
    EditorsFu-Kuo Chang, Alfredo Güemes
    Number of pages8
    PublisherDEStech Publications, Inc.
    Publication date2019
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60595-601-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    EventThe 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring - Stanford, United States
    Duration: 10 Sep 201912 Sep 2019
    Conference number: 12


    ConferenceThe 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


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