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Determination of structural parameters concerning load capacity based on fibre Fabry-Perot interferometers
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optical sensors were applied on a cracked prestressed concrete bridge in Berlin to get the static and dynamic structure response under load. Interferometric sensors (extrinsic Fibre-Fabry-Perot) were adhered on prestressing steels of a tendon opened inside the box girder; Intensity- modulated fiber sensors were tightened over the cracked concrete region. The very high resolution of interferometric sensors ((epsilon) equals +/- 0.024 micrometers /m) simultaneously allowed to measure strain of tendon and dynamic (natural frequency) response. This bridge is the first prestressed concrete structure in Germany to have fiber optic interferometric sensors installed. The optimization of the adhesive bonding and embedment technique are problems that need to be addressed as part of the further development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2361, Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (13 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184819
Show Author Affiliations
Wolfgang R. Habel, Institute for Maintenance and Modernization of Structures (Germany)
Detlef Hofmann, Institute for Maintenance and Modernization of Structures (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2361:
Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Alaster McDonach; Peter T. Gardiner; Ron S. McEwen; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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