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Civionics specifications for fiber optic sensors for structural health monitoring
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Paper Abstract

As the design and construction of civil structures continue to evolve, it is becoming imperative that these structures be monitored for their health. In order to meet this need, the discipline of Civionics has emerged. It involves the applications to civil structures and aims to assist engineers in realizing the full benefits of structural health monitoring (SHM). Therefore, the goal of the specification outlined in this work is to ensure that correct installation and operating of fiber optic sensors, such as bridges, will be discussed that motivated the writing of these specifications. The main reason for the failure of FOS based monitoring systems can be traced directly to the installation of the fiber sensor itself. Therefore, by creating a standard procedure for SHM, several ambiguities are eliminated such as fiber sensor specifications and the types of cables required. As a result, these specifications will help ensure that the sensors will survive the installation process and eventually prove their value over years of monitoring the health of the structure. The Civionics FOS specifications include the requirements for fiber sensors, specifically Bragg grating sensors, and their corresponding readout unit. It also includes specifications on the cables, conduits, junction boxes, cable termination and the environmental.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5393, Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring of Aerospace Materials and Composites III, (20 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548117
Show Author Affiliations
Evangeline Rivera, ISIS Canada (Canada)
Univ. of Manitoba (Canada)
Aftab A. Mufti, ISIS Canada (Canada)
Univ. of Manitoba (Canada)
Douglas J. Thomson, ISIS Cananda (Canada)
Univ. of Manitoba (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5393:
Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring of Aerospace Materials and Composites III
Peter J. Shull; Andrew L. Gyekenyesi, Editor(s)

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