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Structural Health Monitoring - Impact of Technology Innovations and Emerging Opportunities (Technical Insights)

Structural Health Monitoring - Impact of Technology Innovations and Emerging Opportunities (Technical Insights)

Structural health monitoring (SHM) is a process of damage detection and prevention of high value or critical assets, such as bridges, buildings, aircraft, pipelines, and so on. Different types of sensors and detection systems are being explored for assessment of structural integrity. SHM technologies not only detect the ongoing damage of a structure, but also facilitate lifetime prediction of the structure. This research service assesses the key innovations, advancements in materials and technology and emerging opportunities in structural health monitoring. The focus of the research is on the use of SHM in key applications, such as aerospace, civil engineering, energy, and transport and the trends in these respective applications. The research service involves the following:

Overview of SHM industry, including benefits and key monitoring metrics

Key sensor technologies and a comparative assessment

Key applications and the respective trends

Value chain

Key innovations and their impact on key SHM application segments

Key drivers and challenges

Adoption of SHM sensor technologies and future needs of the end users

OSE-based (Opportunity Strategy Evaluation) technology benchmarking of technologies in Structural Health Monitoring

List of key contacts and patents

About this report

Structural health monitoring (SHM) is a process of damage detection and prevention of high value or critical assets, such as bridges, buildings, aircraft, pipelines, and so on. Different types of sensors and detection systems are being explored for assessment of structural integrity. SHM technologies not only detect the ongoing damage of a structure, but also facilitate lifetime prediction of the structure. This research service assesses the key innovations, advancements in materials and technology and emerging opportunities in SHM sector. The focus of the research is on the use of SHM in key applications, such as aerospace, civil engineering, energy, and automotive among others and the trends in these respective applications.


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Research Methodology
    • Key Findings
  • Technology and Application Landscape
    • Industry Overview
    • Industry Overview-SHM
    • Advantages of Structural Health Monitoring
    • Key Parameters in Structural Health Monitoring
    • Applications Landscape
    • SHM Applications - Aerospace
    • SHM Applications - Energy
    • SHM Applications - Transport
    • SHM Applications - Civil Engineering
    • SHM Applications - Geophysics
    • Value Chain
    • Innovators Profile
    • Assessment of Market Needs
  • Impact Assessment of Key Innovations
    • Impact of Key Innovations
    • Market Impact of Key Drivers and Challenges
    • Impact of Drivers
    • Impact of Challenges
    • Demand Side Assessment
    • Demand Side Assessment-Dashboard Summary
    • Technology Adoption Cycle
  • Emerging Trends and Opportunities
    • Advancements in SHM - Key Focus Themes
  • Evaluation of Emerging Opportunities
    • Emerging Opportunities
    • Evaluation of Technology-OSE Grid
    • OSE Model-Assessment of the Criteria
    • Evaluation of Technology-OSE Grid
    • Strategic Perspectives
  • Key Patents & Contacts
    • Key Patents
    • Key Contacts

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