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Average strain measurement in a structure by beat length determination in homogeneous zones
Author(s): Stephane R. Teral; Jean-Marie Caussignac; A. Tardy; M. Jurczyszyn
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Paper Abstract

Different methods using optical fibers for real time inspection of concrete buildings and structures have already been investigated. According to recent progress it becomes more and more possible to obtain reliable punctual strain measurements with sophisticated techniques based on light polarization analysis. Based on knowledges about birefringence measurements in single-mode fibers which shows a fullness of information, this paper presents the difficulty of average strain measurement interpretation from beat length determination in homogeneous zones.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2361, Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (13 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184834
Show Author Affiliations
Stephane R. Teral, Alcatel Cable (United States)
Jean-Marie Caussignac, Public Works Research Lab./LCPC (France)
A. Tardy, Alcatel Alsthom Recherche (France)
M. Jurczyszyn, Alcatel Alsthom Recherche (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2361:
Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Alaster McDonach; Peter T. Gardiner; Ron S. McEwen; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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