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Temperature and humidity variation of specific resistance of carbon fiber reinforced cement
Author(s): Xin chun Guan; Bao guo Han; Minhui Tang; Jin ping Ou
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Paper Abstract

Carbon fiber reinforced cement (CFRC), which mainly composed of hardened cement and short cut carbon fibers, possesses piezoresistive effect, and could be used to produce new type of compressive stress sensors. As having character of low cost, good compatibility with concrete and high durability, CFRC sensor extraordinary adapt to be used in the field of long time health monitoring of concrete structures. Based on large quantity of duplicate tests, the influence of temperature and humidity on electrical specific resistance of CFRC was studied. The function of volume content of carbon fiber or silica fume on above influence is also discussed. Results show that specific resistance of CFRC will decrease with increase of temperature or relative humidity, and above changing have no relationship with carbon fiber or silica fume volume content.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5765, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems, (17 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.597706
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Xin chun Guan, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Bao guo Han, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Minhui Tang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Jin ping Ou, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5765:
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems
Masayoshi Tomizuka, Editor(s)

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