A Rapid-acquisition Electrical Time-domain Reflectometer for Dynamic Structure Analysis
A rapid-acquisition electrical time-domain reflectometer (TDR) that is capable of acquiring thousands of signatures per second was developed for dynamic structure analysis. The operation of the TDR and its application in the monitoring of dynamic structures are discussed. The TDR was evaluated with a coaxial-cable crack sensor embedded in a full-scale reinforced concrete (RC) column during a 60-s earthquake simulation at the Hyogo Earthquake Engineering Research Center in Japan. The TDR signatures acquired from the sensor during the simulation are analyzed and correlated with the cracks that formed in the RC column.
J. A. Bishop et al., "A Rapid-acquisition Electrical Time-domain Reflectometer for Dynamic Structure Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Feb 2011.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIM.2010.2058551
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Dynamic Response; Reinforced Concrete (RC) Structure
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Article - Journal
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