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Monitoring of Hall's Harbor wharf
Author(s): John P. Newhook; Baidar Bakht; Aftab A. Mufti; Gamil Tadros
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Paper Abstract

The Hall's Harbour wharf in Nova Scotia is the first Canadian project to demonstrate the application of fibre reinforced polymer reinforcement, the steel-free concrete deck slab concept and fibre optic monitoring systems to structures in the marine environment. The extreme environmental exposure conditions make the site an excellent location for testing both material performance and sensing system durability. The early results of the monitoring program indicate that the innovative structure is meeting service level performance requirements. Long-term durability assessment is continuing and being complemented by controlled field and laboratory testing programs. Continuous remote monitoring of the fibre optic sensors is producing valuable reinforcement strain information for tracking structural response to ambient conditions. The fibre optic sensors themselves were found to be rugged enough to withstand the construction process and exposure environment; however, further work is required to achieve feasible field units for some types of fibre optic sensing instruments and associated equipment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 August 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4337, Health Monitoring and Management of Civil Infrastructure Systems, (3 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.435598
Show Author Affiliations
John P. Newhook, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
Baidar Bakht, JMBT Structures Research Inc. (Canada)
Aftab A. Mufti, Univ. of Manitoba (Canada) and ISIS Canada (Canada)
Gamil Tadros, JMBT Structures Research Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4337:
Health Monitoring and Management of Civil Infrastructure Systems
Steven B. Chase; A. Emin Aktan, Editor(s)

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