1) Introduction to structural health monitoring: basic notions, needs, and benefits; smart/intelligent structures.
2) The structural health monitoring process: core activities and entities (actors); example of structural health monitoring project.
3) Monitoring systems: basic notions on measurement; requirements and available technologies; classification of deformation sensors by gage-length; static and dynamic monitoring.
4) Deformation sensors: sensor gage-length and measurement; short-gage vs. long-gage sensors; determination of gage-length limits; distributed sensors; tilt-meters; displacement sensors.
5) Strain and deformation components: strain components and strain time evolution; elastic and plastic (structural) strain; thermal strain, creep, and shrinkage.
6) Interpretation of measurements: sources of errors; determination of strain components and stress from strain measurement; detection of anomalous structural condition – model-based and model-free approaches.
7) Dynamic monitoring: sources of dynamic behavior; accelerometers; handling and storage of data; sampling frequency and aliasing; system identification and modal analysis.
8) Global and integrity monitoring: introduction to global monitoring concept; simple, parallel, crossed, and triangular topologies; integrity monitoring.
9) SHM strategies 1: monitoring of bridges – simple beam, continuous girder, arch, cable stayed, and suspension bridge.
10) SHM strategies 2: monitoring of pile foundations; monitoring of buildings; monitoring of heritage structures.
11) SHM strategies 3: monitoring of dams, tunnels, and pipelines.
12) Monitoring other parameters: corrosion, fatigue, humidity and pH of concrete, weather, etc.