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Strain monitoring of the Rollinsford bridge using distributed sensing
Author(s): Anthony W. Brown; Michael D. DeMerchant; Xiaoyi Bao; Robert E. Steffen
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Paper Abstract

In preparation for the construction of the Rollinsford bridge in Rollinsford, NH, a test specimen of the bridge deck was constructed at UNH. The testing of this slab was also used as a trial run for an experimental distributed strain sensor. The slab was equipped for strain measurement using a Brillouin-scattering based fibre optic sensor, along with more conventional strain and displacement gauges. Some of the results and the difficulties encountered during this investigation will be presented. Additionally, further investigations into measuring strain on structural members done in preparation for instrumenting the actual bridge are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406360
Show Author Affiliations
Anthony W. Brown, Univ. of New Brunswick (Canada)
Michael D. DeMerchant, Univ. of New Brunswick (Canada)
Xiaoyi Bao, Univ. of New Brunswick (Canada)
Robert E. Steffen, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4087:
Applications of Photonic Technology 4
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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