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Measurement of compressive and tensile strain in the railway structures with FBG sensor packages
Author(s): Ki-Soo Kim; Young-Jin Kim; Soon-Sung Nam; Hyung-seok Kwon
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Paper Abstract

For monitoring of railway structures, optical fiber sensors are very convenient. The fiber sensors are very small and do not disturb the structural properties. They also have several merits such as electro-magnetic immunity, long signal transmission, good accuracy and multiplicity of one sensor line. Strain measurement technologies with fiber optic sensors have been investigated as a part of smart structure. In this paper, we investigated the possibilities of fiber optic sensor application to the monitoring of railway structures. We expect that the fiber optic sensors have much less noises than electrical strain gauges because of electro-magnetic immunity while railways operate electric power of 22000 volts. Fiber optic sensors showed good durability and long term stability for continuous monitoring of the railway structures as well as good response to the structural behaviors during construction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7292, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2009, 72923G (3 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821514
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Ki-Soo Kim, Hongik Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Young-Jin Kim, Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co. (Korea, Republic of)
Soon-Sung Nam, EJTech (Korea, Republic of)
Hyung-seok Kwon, EJTech (Korea, Republic of)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7292:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2009
Masayoshi Tomizuka, Editor(s)

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