With increasing optimization complexity, the computational resources required for the solution, especially if a multiobjective optimization problem is faced, typically increase with dimensionality of the problem at a rate that is more than linear. Therefore, massive computer resources are required for the design of realistic structures carrying a large number of load cases and having many components with several parameters describing the detailed geometry.

The application of health monitoring or condition monitoring systems serves to increase the overall reliability of a system through damage detection with 90/95 % reliability and predicting the remaining useful life (RUL) of critical components with confidence bounds.

The correct implementation of SHM can have positive impact on the live-cycle-cost of a structure and therefore presents a positive cost/benefit ratio. To do so, the factors which contribute positive or negative cost benefits must be identified and implemented through appropriate cost Analysis.