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Application of FBG sensors in rolled concrete dam model
Author(s): Liang Ren; Hong-Nan Li; Xin Li; Jin Zhou; Lianqing Xiang
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Paper Abstract

Optical fiber sensors have received increasing attention in the fields of civil engineering due to their advantages such as explosion proof, immunity to electromagnetic interference and high accuracy, especially fitting for measurement applications in harsh environment. In this paper, a novel FBG (fiber Bragg grating) strain sensor, which was packaged in a 1.2mm stainless steel tube by epoxy resin, was developed. Strain transferring characteristics was conducted in the calibration experiment on the plain concrete beam using universal testing machine. Three tube-packaged strain FBG sensors were applied in the vibration experiment of roller compacted artificial concrete dam model. The strain analysis was done with different work conditions by three dynamic loads of noise, sine wave and random wave. The different parts of roller compacted artificial concrete dams were monitored successfully in elastic strain and split strain by action of dynamic load. The results show that possible fatigue and breakage damages can be monitored conveniently by embedded FBG sensors, and information can be well provided for structure health diagnoses under the action of dynamic load.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6174, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems, 617436 (11 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.661424
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Liang Ren, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Hong-Nan Li, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Xin Li, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Jin Zhou, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Lianqing Xiang, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6174:
Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems
Masayoshi Tomizuka; Chung-Bang Yun; Victor Giurgiutiu, Editor(s)

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