Doctoral Dissertations

Title

Development and validation of coaxial cable sensors for damage detection of reinforced concrete structures

Author

Huimin Mu

Abstract

"Coaxial cables are mainly composed of inner and outer conductors, and a dielectric layer in between. In this study they are proposed as continuous sensors for monitoring of civil infrastructures. Due to small deformation and minor cracks of engineering interest, coaxial cables have never been applied into reinforced concrete (RC) structures until the late 1990s. The state of the art in design of a cable sensor is to replace the polyethylene pipe of a commercial cable with a rubber tube as a dielectric layer to increase the cable's sensitivity up to 10 times. In this dissertation a new design of prototype cable sensor is proposed. The new sensors not only respond to the cable's elongation directly but, more significantly, to the topology change in the outer conductor associated with the cable elongation"--Abstract, leaf iii.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2003

Pagination

xiv, 164 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 157-163).

Rights

© 2003 Huimin Mu, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Reinforced concrete construction
Coaxial cables
Smart materials
Detectors

Thesis Number

T 8641

Print OCLC #

62139319

Link to Catalog Record

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