A Review on Non-destructive Evaluation of Civil Structures Using Magnetic Sensors

A.D. Eslamlou, A. Ghaderiaram, Mohammad Fotouhi*, Erik Schlangen

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The growing demand towards life cycle sustainability has created a tremendous interest in non-destructive evaluation (NDE) to minimize manufacturing defects and waste, and to improve maintenance and extend service life. Applications of Magnetic Sensors (MSs) in NDE of civil engineering structures have become of great interest in recent years due to their non-contact data collection, and their high sensitivity under the influence of external stimuli such as strain, temperature, and humidity, to detect damage and deficiencies. There have been several advancements in MSs over the years for strain evaluation, corrosion monitoring, etc. based on the magnetic property changes. However, these MSs are at their nascent stages of development, and thus, there are several challenges that exist. This paper summarizes the recent advancements in MSs and their applications in civil engineering. Principle functions of different MSs are discussed, and their comparative characteristics are presented. The research challenges are highlighted and the roadmap towards high technology readiness level is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2022, Volume 3
EditorsPiervincenzo Rizzo, Alberto Milazzo
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-07254-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-07253-6
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event10th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2022 - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 4 Jul 20227 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume270 LNCE
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565


Conference10th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2022

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  • Civil engineering
  • Eddy Current
  • Hall effect sensor
  • Magnetic flux leakage
  • Magnetoresistve sensor
  • Non-destructive evaluation


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