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9th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring

7 - 9 December 2022

About the workshop

9th Asia-Pacific Workshops on Structural Health Monitoring 2022 (APWSHM 2022)

This is the ninth in a series of biennial Asia-Pacific workshops focusing on the science and application of Structural Health Monitoring. This workshop is principally aimed at civil, maritime and aircraft structures but applications in other domains are welcome. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for the dissemination of new principles, technologies, and applications in SHM; for the discussion of emerging issues and opportunities, and to promote information exchange and cross-fertilisation within this highly multidisciplinary field.

Technical focus

The ninth biennial Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (APWSHM) is an international multi-disciplinary forum for scientists and engineers to communicate new research in health assessment, tracking and prediction for civil, aerospace, maritime, rail and petrochemical related assets. The workshop welcomes contributions ranging from basic research and development through to technology application and industry transition, in all aspects of SHM but particularly in the following areas:

  • Sensors and actuators
  • Bio-inspired sensors and systems
  • SHM system reliability
  • Damage detection and quantification
  • AI and machine learning
  • Intelligent decision making
  • System integration
  • Technology demonstrations and field applications

Who should attend

This workshop is aimed at academics, students, scientists and engineers involved in the development, assessment, certification and use of SHM technologies, and more broadly, anyone seeking to engage in a forum rich in cross-domain and multidisciplinary perspectives on asset maintenance and management.

Organising Committee

Workshop Chairpersons

N. Rajic - Defence Science & Technology Group, Australia
W.K. Chiu - Monash University, Australia
Martin Veidt - University of Queensland, Australia
A. Mita - Keio University, Japan
N. Takeda - University of Tokyo, Japan
M. Gresil - Monash University, Australia

Local Organising Committee

T. Chan (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
J. Kodikara (Monash University, Australia)
C. Davis (Defence Science & Technology Group, Australia)
Y. Lu (Monash University, Australia)
S. Moss (Defence Science & Technology Group, Australia)
C. Rosalie (Defence Science & Technology Group, Australia)


Mr Dat Bui

International Organising Committee

D. Adams (Vanderbilt University, USA)
S. Alampalli (New York State Department of Transportation, USA)
C. Boller (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany)
M. Buderath (Airbus, Germany)
F.K. Chang (Stanford University, USA)
M. Derriso (USAF, AFRL, USA)
K.Q. Ding (China Special Equipment Inspection and Research Institute, China)
S.S. Ding (CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co Ltd, China)
V. Giurgiutiu (University of South Carolina, USA)
A. Guemes (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
P. Huthwaite (Imperial College, UK)
H. Li (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
C. Lissenden (Penn State University, USA)
Y.C. Koay (VicRoads, Australia)
C.G. Koh (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
D. Le (Texas Technical University, USA)
V. Le Cam (IFSTTAR, Nantes, France)
Y. Lei (Xiamen University, China)
K. Loh (University of California, San Diego, USA)
J.Lynch (University of Michigan, USA)
A. Mal (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
H. Muruyama (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
T. Nagayama (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
W. Ostachowicz (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
B. Prosser (NASA Langley Research Center, USA)
L. Richards (NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, USA)
N. Salowitz (University of Wisconsin, USA)
L. Salvino (US Office of Naval Research, USA)
H. Sohn (KAIST, Korea)
H. Speckmann (Airbus Operations GmbH, Germany)
D. Stargel (USAF, AFOSR, USA)
Z. Su (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
M. Todd (University of California, San Diego, USA)
H. Widyastuti (Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia)
S.T. Xue, (Tohoku Institute of Technology, Sendai, Japan)
F.G. Yuan (North Carolina State University, USA)
S.F. Yuan (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China)

Key Dates

Abstract submission 13 May 2022
​Abstract acceptance 30 May 2022
Paper due 1 September 2022

Workshop Program

Some Administrative Details:

  • Registration will commence on Tuesday, 6th December 2022, (4 pm – 6.30 pm).
  • Please upload your presentation slides during the first 10 minutes of the break prior to your
  • session.
  • Delegates are strongly encouraged to check during the first 10 minutes of the break before their session any of the unfamiliar audio-visual equipment, to ensure that your presentation slides (preferably on thumb disks) can be displayed on the screen.
  • For the morning session the delegates can check the AV equipment from 8 am Wednesday (7th of December) to Friday (9th of December).
  • The morning, afternoon tea and lunches will be served in the foyer next to the Trinity Rm 2.
  • Delegates who have registered specific dietary requests, your meal will be appropriately labelled on the table or platter. If not, please enquire with the waiting staff.
  • A notification will be given 10 minutes before the next session starts.
  • The Welcome Reception on the 7th of December will be in the Marlin Rm 1,2 &3 starting at 7pm. Delegates who have registered specific dietary requests, please inform the waiting staff where you will be seated so that your meal can be served to you.
  • The Conference Dinner on the 8th of December will be in the Trinity Rm 1 & 2 starting at 7pm. Delegates who have registered specific dietary requests, please inform the waiting staff where you will be seated so that your meal can be served to you.


Wednesday 7ᵗʰ December 

8:00 - 8:30 



8:30 - 8:45 


Conference Opening


Session Chair: Dr Nik Rajic (DSTG)

8:45 - 9:30 


Keynote 1: Model-driven Quantitative Nonlinear Ultrasonics, Professor Zhongqing Su, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Trinity Room)


Trinity Room 


Lagoon Room



Guided waves & Acoustic Emission 


AI and Deep Learning for SHM



Dr Scott Moss (DSTG)


Dr Suzana Turk (DSTG)

9:30 - 9:55 


Localized Damage Detection in Wind Turbine Rotor Blades Using Airborne Acoustic Emissions, Alexander Lange, Leibniz Universitaet Hannover 


Anomaly Data Detection in Structural Vibration Monitoring Based on CNN-LSTM Model,

Xiulin Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology (*)

9:55 - 10:20 


Improving the Performance of a Lamb Wave Sensing Array via Relaxor Ferroelectric Single Crystal Transduction, Matthew Schipper, Defence Science and Technology Group 


Wavefield Character in High Rise Building under Earthquake Shake and CNN-Based Damage Detection,  Aijia Zhang, Saitama University

10:20 - 10:45 


Laser Ultrasonic Wave Spatial Gradient Features for Damage Detection,

Michael Todd, University of California San Diego 


High-Precision Dimensional Measurement of a Curtain Wall Cross-Section Using Image Super-Resolution,  Jun Su Park, Yonsei University

10:45 - 11:10 





Guided waves/nonlinear acoustics 


AI and Deep Learning for SHM



Prof Ye Lu (Monash University)


Prof Mike Todd (UCSD)

11:10 - 11:35 


Microstructure Characterization of Polycrystal with Surface Acoustic Waves Using Wavenumber-Filtering,  Zheng Fan, Nanyang Technological University 


An Optimized Asset Management Petri Net Model for Railway Sections,

Ali Saleh, University of Granada

11:35 – 12:00 


Estimating the Probability of Detection of Cracks in Metal Plates Using Lamb Waves,

Faeez Aziz Masurkar, A*STAR Research Entities 


Machine Learning: Approaches to Predicting Reliability and Developing Maintenance Strategies,  Subash Singh, Monash University

12:00 - 12:25 


Detecting Contact Acoustic Nonlinearity in TOFD Measurements via Quasistatic Loading,

Alessandro Carcione, University of Queensland 


Deep Learning Assisted Techniques for Vibration Based Structural Health Monitoring,

Jun Li, Curtin University

12:25 - 12:45 


A Hybrid Spectral Element/Finite Element Method for Modelling Crack-Induced Contact Acoustic Nonlinearity,  Feilong Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 


Evaluation of Building Damage Due to Natural Disaster Using CNN and GAN,

Haruka Yamada, Tokyo University of Science

12:45 - 13:45 





Guided Waves/New SHM Techniques 


SHM Applications



Prof Martin Veidt (University of Queensland)


Dr Cedric Rosalie (DSTG)

13:45 - 14:10 


Damage Detection in Hybrid Metal-Composite Plates Using Ultrasonic Guided Waves Based on Outliers Estimate, Faeez Masurkar, A*STAR Research Entities 


Vibration Monitoring of Railway Bridge Pier and Probability of Scour Occurrence,

Daigo Kawabe, Kyoto University

14:10 - 14:35 


Methods for Condition Monitoring of Civil Infrastructures,

Mohsen Mousavi, University of Technology Sydney 


Data-Driven Models for Strain-Based Damage Identification in Composite Wind Turbine Blades, Julián Sierra-Pérez, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana

14:35 - 15:00 


Construct the Seismic Response Analysis Model of an Existing Nuclear Facility Using 4SID,

Rino Kato, Ibaraki University 


Prediction of Speed Limit on the Railway Track Using Track Quality Index and Multibody Dynamics Simulation, Hera Widyastuti, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember 

15:00 - 15:25 


Evaluation of a Practical Automatic Damage Assessment System Using a Single Accelerometer for Wooden Frame Houses,  Yuichi Furukawa, Keio University 


Comparative Strain Survey of an Aerospace Structure Using Distributed Fibre Optic Strain Sensing Technology,  Gerard Natividad, Defence Science and Technology Group

15:25 - 16:00 




Civil Structures/New SHM Techniques 


Applications SHM/Civil structures 


Prof Ken Loh (UCSD)


Prof Fan Zheng (Nanyang Technological University)

16:00 - 16:25 


Bridge Damage Detection by Means of Displacement-Based Bridge Weigh-In-Motion,

Takumi Yokoyama, Kyoto University 


A Nanometer-Precision In-Situ 3D Ultrasonic Imaging Platform for Studying Localised Corrosion, Yunda Chen, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

16:25 - 16:50 


A Mechanical Method of Classifying the State of Solid Matter beneath a Floating Cover over an Anaerobic Lagoon, Nha-Dat Bui, Monash University 


Long-Term Cable Vibration Monitoring and Cable Tension Estimation of a Cable-Stayed Bridge,  Chul-Woo Kim, Kyoto University

16:50 - 17:15 


Experimental Test of Patch Antenna Sensor for Simultaneous Crack and Temperature Sensing,  Xianzhi Li, Tongji University 


Dual-Polarised Ground-Penetrating Radar Method for Sizing Reinforcing Bars in Concrete,

Hai-Han Sun, Nanyang Technological University

17:15 – 17:40 


Experimental Non-destructive Detection on Grout Defects in a Prefabricated Concrete Frame,  Xuan Zhang, Tohoku Institute of Technology


19:00 - 20:30 


Welcome Reception (Marlin Room)


Thursday 8ᵗʰ December

8:00 - 8:45 




Session Chair: Prof Akira Mita (Keio University)

8:45 - 9:30 


Keynote 2: Unified Sensing System for Total Awareness of Personnel and Environments, Dr Liming Salvino, University of Michigan


Trinity Room 


Lagoon Room



Civil structures 


New SHM Techniques



Dr Matthieu Gresil (Monash University)


Dr Francis Rose (DSTG)

9:30 - 9:55 


Seismic Damage Assessment of Building with Strong Nonlinearity Based on Particle Filter,

Takenori Hida, Ibaraki University 


Carbon Black Enhanced Cementitious Composites for Self-Sensing Micro Strain,

Ye Lu, Monash University

9:55 - 10:20 


Development of Deflection Measurement Method Using Smart Cables with Distributed Fiber Optic Sensors, Takumi Nakashima, Kajima Corporation 


Fully Convolutional Network-Based Ultrasonic Inversion for Multi-Layered Bonded Composites, Jing Rao, ADFA

10:20 - 10:45 


Detection of Corrosion-Induced Damage in Concrete Using Rayleigh Wave-Based Method,  Weixia Cheng, Nanyang Technological University 


Subwavelength Defect Detection Using Contactless Laser Ultrasonics with a Dimension-Expanded De-noising Algorithm,  He Yi, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

10:45 - 11:10 





Composite structures 


Human performance monitoring



Prof Zhongqing Su (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)


Prof Ken Loh (UCSD)

11:10 - 11:35 


The Effect of Positional Instability on the Detection of Barely Visible Impact Damage in Composites Using a Mobile  Thermographic Inspection Robot, Mark Richards, Defence Science and Technology Group 


Development of Indoor Seismic Damage Simulator for Evaluation of Human Injury,

Haruki Sakuma, Ibaraki University

11:35 – 12:00 


Damage Detection Using Distributed Strain Information of Composite Storage Tank,

Il-Bum Kwon, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science 


Action Difficulty Evaluation for High-Rise Buildings Based on Questionnaire and Strong-Motion Records,  Nina Suzuki, Tokyo University of Science

12:00 - 12:25 


Graphene Enhanced Epoxy Vitrimer: A Potential Matrix for Multifunctional Composite Materials,  Matthieu Gresil, Monash University 


Wireless Respiration and Physical Activity Monitoring Using a Nanocomposite Chest Band,  Ken Loh, University of California San Diego

12:25 - 12:45 


Fatigue Response of Conformal Load Bearing Antenna Structures,

Shouxun Lu, Monash University 


Enhancing Tactical Athlete Training and Performance Using Motion Tape Wearable Sensors,  Yun-An Lin, University of California San Diego

12:45 - 13:45 





Vibro-acoustics/ Human-centred ambient and environmental sensing 


Human performance monitoring



Prof Julián Sierra-Pérez (Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana)


Dr Liming Salvino (Univeristy of Michigan)

13:45 - 14:10 


Aeroacoustic Energy Harvesting Using Relaxor Ferroelectric Single Crystals,

Matthew Schipper, Defence Science and Technology Group 


Elderly Falling Risk Assessment,

Ning Xi, The University of Hong Kong

14:10 - 14:35 


Higher-Order Effects of Amplitude-Modulation Vibro-Acoustic Technique for Characterization Thermal Damages in Cement-Based Material, Tingyuan Yin, University of Adelaide 


Investigation of Vibrational Assessment on Osseointegration Process with a Novel Implant Design, Shouxun Lu, Monash University

14:35 - 15:00 


Modeling and Utilizing Habits Using Process Mining for Building Spatial Design Systems,

Naohiro Haraguchi, Keio University 


A Novel Penetrator for Preventing Tissue Structure Damage during Pleural Decompression Procedure, Shifeng Bai, Monash University

15:00 - 15:25 


An Optimal Sensor Placement Method for Physical Function Assessment in Living Space,

Moeko Yamane, Keio University 


Monitoring the Bone Degradation-Induced Loosening of Osseo integrated Percutaneous Implant Using Vibration Analysis, Qingsong Zhou, Monash University

15:25 - 16:00 




Human-centred ambient and environmental sensing 


Human performance monitoring


Prof Mike Todd (UCSD)


Dr Liming Salvino (Univeristy of Michigan)

16:00 - 16:25 


Effects of Architectural Space Design on Predicting Turning in Daily Life,

Yurie Matsunami, Keio University 


Bone degradation and risk of fracture, Peter Ebeling (AO), Monash Health/Monash University

16:25 - 16:50 


Augmented Architectural Space System for the Creation of Casual Connections with People, Yurina Suetomi, Keio University 


Extracorporeal Long Bone Healing Assessment Based on a Vibration Analysis Approach: A Human Trial, Wingkong Chiu, Monash University



PANEL: Human System Performance Assessment and Augmentation Special Session

19:00 - 21:30 


Conference Dinner (Lagoon Room)


Friday 9ᵗʰ December

8:00 - 8:45 




Session Chair: Prof Nobuo Takeda (Tokyo University)

8:45 - 9:30 


Keynote 3: Challenges and Opportunities in SHM, Professor Maria Q. Feng, Columbia University


Trinity Room 


Lagoon Room



Aerospace & Civil Structures 


New SHM Techniques



Dr Marsukar (A*STAR)


Prof W.K. Chiu (Monash Uni)

9:30 - 9:55 


A Wireless Multi-Parameter Monitoring Device for Aircraft, (Pre-recorded)

Wang Chongqi, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics 


Quantitative Characterisation of Acoustic Emission Source for Composite Failure Mechanism under Quasi-Static  Three-Point Bending, Sze Kai Low, Monash University

9:55 - 10:15 


Numerical and experimental studies on the joint performance of bonded, fastened and hybrid thin metal joints used  in aircraft structures, Amir Ekladious, Monash University 


Inverse Finite Element-Based Shape Reconstruction Method for Large-Scale Space Antenna, Tianxiang Huang, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

10:15 - 10:40 


Ice Monitoring of Aluminum Conductor Steel-Reinforced Cables Using Guided Waves,

Yuqi Wu, Harbin Institute of Technology (*) 


Design of Compact and Portable Piezoelectric Guided Wave Structure Health Monitoring System, Qiyun Xu, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

10:40 - 11:05 


Guided Waves-Based SHM Using an ML-Based Parametric ROM,

Paul Sieber, ETH Zurich (*) 


Structural Health and Performance Monitoring of Float Cover at the Western Treatment Plant: Our Chronology, Wingkong Chiu, Monash University


Closing Ceremony

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Date: 7-9 December 2022
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

About Cairns

Cairns, considered the gateway to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland. Its Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park tells the stories of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with music and dance. Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon. Northwest of the city, Daintree National Park spans mountainous rainforest, gorges and beaches.


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