This article describes an approach to bridge improvements that uses smart structures, introduces key technologies for health monitoring systems based on fiber optics and gives an overview of two instrumented bridges. A sensing system in one application monitors general performance and health of the structure, while the system in a second application interrogates the behavior of a major structural repair.
S. E. Watkins, "Smart Bridges with Fiber-Optic Sensors," IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2003.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MIM.2003.1200280
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Condition Monitoring; Fiber Optic Sensor; Fibre Optic Sensors; Health Monitoring System; Intelligent Structures; Smart Bridge; Structural Engineering; Structural Instrumentation
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