PHM/SHM in Action

The PHM Society provides an opportunity for participants to showcase their diagnostic, prognostic and health management engineering approaches through PHM Technology Demonstrations. At the annual conferences of the PHM Society a long format PHM demos are featured that offer an interactive learning experience for attendees. These demos have been a great success in the past and therefore the PHM Society is introducing PHM in Action as a similar demonstration opportunity.

At PHM Europe 14, a joint session with SHM is being organized where participants will be given an opportunity to showcase their technology through action. Please note that the format for these demos is different. The time available for a demonstration will be very short and the participants should focus on preparing their demo such that it tells the story in succinct but a compelling manner. In addition to PHM demos, there will be several SHM demos that will be of great interest to PHM community as examples of working concepts.

  • Examples of past PHM Demos (longer format) from the PHM Conferences can be found here.
  • Examples of SHM in Action demos from the SHM workshops can be found here.

Who can participate:

  • Conference exhibitors,
  • Conference presenters
  • Conference participants.

To show how a Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) system practically works. If you are working with PHM systems and would like to show in a short presentation how they practically work, then you should participate. This presentation can be additional to exhibits or oral presentations and is specifically targeted to underline the practical aspect of the SHM.

There is a significant progress in PHM technology recently for a variety of applications. This presentation shall focus on how these PHM systems work in practice in terms of installation, handling, interpretation, and robustness for the following applications:

  • operational monitoring,
  • damage detection,
  • remaining useful life prediction, and
  • life cycle management.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Sensors and Sensor Integration for Health Management
  • Rapid Aging, Testing and Analysis Techniques
  • System Identification Processes to Support Health Management Goals
  • Innovative System Maintenance Approaches
  • Fielded Prognostic or Advanced Diagnostic Systems
  • Certification and Validation Techniques for Health Management

NOTE: Demonstration hardware, software, concepts, material, data, etc., must be cleared for public release.

The session targets at:

  • showing the audience how PHM works in practical applications,
  • better understanding the practical issues of different PHM systems,
  • getting further feedback and requirements expressed from current and potential PHM users, and
  • PHM users to share their experience.

The session intends to show as much of demonstration cases as possible, addressing as many of the aspects mentioned below:

  • the way the monitoring system and the test is operated;
  • type of sensors and actuators (if required) and their way of attachment to components, linkage to the signal generation and acquisition unit, etc.;
  • signal generation and acquisition unit as a hardware and how it operates;
  • the way input data are entered and sensor data are received and how the result is presented during the test;
  • procedure for sensor signal processing;
  • the ‘man-machine interface’ such as data input and output display;
  • component(s) tested, area/volume to be monitored, loading procedure and the damage initially observed by conventional means of non-destructive testing;
  • Characteristics of the system such as weight, size, volume, reliability, cost, etc.

Each presentation is allowed no more than 5 minutes through a video, internet or a hardware live demonstration only, which will be directly displayed to the audience on a large screen. Videos of company presentations will NOT be accepted. Videos will therefore be required to be made available to the session organizer for approval. It is mandatory that the PHM system is shown in action. Static displays are not acceptable. Each presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A session where the PHM demonstrators must answer questions from the audiences.

The test cases being presented can be either based on self-developed or purchased PHM systems. The source of the PHM hardware is eligible to be mentioned but no further advertisement from or about the supplier of the PHM system will be accepted.

Any detailed background of the PHM system and the testing can be provided through detailed information on the PHM website. Provision of a manuscript with detailed information is, however, not mandatory.

Proposal Submission
Interested demonstrators should submit a brief write-up (mini-proposal) of their proposed PHM technology demonstration, including:

  • Demonstration description
  • Educational, teaching, and cross disciplinary value
  • Demo requirements (size, weight, facilities and display needs, etc.)

We will also provide tables, chairs, power, and a visual display method.

Please submit proposals and questions to the technical program chairs at by March 15, 2014.