Intelligent infrastructures systems for sustainable urban environment
Gilbert-Rainer Gillich (),
Theodoros Loutas () and
Constantinos T. Angelis ()
Additional contact information Dan Baclesanu: Romanian Association for Electronic Industry and software ARIES
Theodoros Loutas: University of Patras
Constantinos T. Angelis: Technological Educational Institute of Epirus
Extensive research is now under way around the world to develop advanced technologies to enhance the performances of infrastructure systems. While these technological advances are incremental in nature, they will eventually lead to structures which are distinctly different from the actual infrastructure systems. These new structures will be therefore capable of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), involving applications of electronics and smart materials, aiming to assist engineers in realizing the full benefits of structural health monitoring.