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Distributed sensing for intelligent civil engineering structures
Author(s): W. Craig Michie
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Paper Abstract

Over the past twenty years considerable advances have been made in new optical fiber sensor technology able to measure physical parameters as a function of linear position. Such advances are of interest to the civil engineering community who have the problem of implementing measurement systems which can provide data on the structural state of health of large constructions such as bridges. This paper reviews the background to the measurement problem and outlines the relevant optical fiber techniques which have been considered in this context. The potential and the limitations of these measurement approaches is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 1996
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2779, 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (26 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237082
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W. Craig Michie, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2779:
3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Pierre Francois Gobin; Jacques Tatibouet, Editor(s)

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