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Overview of optical fiber sensors embedded in concrete
Author(s): Alexis Mendez; Theodore F. Morse
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Paper Abstract

In this paper an analysis is presented on the use of embedded optical fiber sensors in concrete elements and structures for the non-destructive measurement of internal stress and strain as well as for the assessment of structural integrity. A discussion of the fundamental materials and micro-mechanical aspects regarding the fiber/matrix interaction is given. In addition, a summary of the experimental results obtained to date is made along with the applications sought for this new technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1798, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins V, (26 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141318
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Alexis Mendez, Brown Univ. (United States)
Theodore F. Morse, Brown Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1798:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins V
Richard O. Claus; Robert S. Rogowski, Editor(s)

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