University of South Carolina
I would like to thank Elsevier publishing house for giving me the opportunity to produce this 2nd edition of my textbook Structural Health Monitoring with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors.
The 1st edition of this textbook, which came out at the end of 2007, proved to be quite a success: it got hundreds of reference citations1 and passed the 1,000 mark in sales. I received emails, questions, calls, and comments from all over the world either asking a specific question, or requesting clarifications to certain parts of the book, or wanting to get a copy of the codes (which, by the way, are available at http://www.me.sc.edu/research/lamss/).
The communications from the readership also ...