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Applications Of Embedded Optical Fiber Sensors In Reinforced Concrete Buildings And Structures
Author(s): A. Mendez; T. F. Morse; F. Mendez
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Paper Abstract

The potential use of optical fiber sensors embedded, prior to curing, in reinforced concrete buildings and in structures such as bridges, dams and tanks is discussed with regards to the non-destructive measurement of internal strain, and the evaluation of structural integrity. Novel applications in the areas of structural monitoring, experimental stress analysis and in the management and control of service installations are presented. A discussion of the fundamental issues regarding the practical implementation of this technology is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1170, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins II, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963084
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A. Mendez, Brown University (United States)
T. F. Morse, Brown University (United States)
F. Mendez, Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1170:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins II
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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