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Optical monitoring of curing process of concrete with plastic optical fibers
Author(s): Licínio Ferreira; Paulo Antunes; Humberto Varum; Paulo André
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we propose an optical monitoring scheme for the concrete curing process, based on plastic optical fibers. The proposed sensor intend to use the scattering properties of the light on a plastic optical fiber, enhanced by the use of grooves, to monitor the water content in the cement paste, and therefore to be used in the control of the cure process. The sensor can be used in field to monitor the concrete curing process and as a result optimize the construction phase.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 8421BC (7 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.974995
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Licínio Ferreira, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Paulo Antunes, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Humberto Varum, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Paulo André, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8421:
OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Yanbiao Liao; Wei Jin; David D. Sampson; Ryozo Yamauchi; Youngjoo Chung; Kentaro Nakamura; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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