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Polymer optical fiber sensing of concrete structures
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Paper Abstract

Researchers throughout the world have successfully developed embedded long-lived silica-based fiber optic sensors for the performance and health monitoring of reinforced concrete structures. We have examined the user of polymer optical fiber (POF) as the base material for fiber optic sensors which are to be embedded into concrete structures. Such POF sensors hold the possibility for considerably reduced expense both in terms of actual component costs and, perhaps more importantly, in the relative ease with which such sensor may be embedded into concrete structures. Results of our laboratory and field studies, where POF sensors were embedded into an in-service railroad bridge, are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3180, Third Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop, (2 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.285598
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Peter L. Fuhr, Univ. of Vermont (United States)
Dryver R. Huston, Univ. of Vermont (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3180:
Third Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop
Eric Udd; Chuck C. Jung, Editor(s)

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