Masters Theses

Author

Mei Wang

Abstract

"Distributed crack sensors were recently developed with coaxial cables that are composed of inner and outer conductors as well as dielectric layer in between. These sensors were designed based on the change in topology of the cable outer conductor structure under strain effects. Various tests of reinforced concrete (RC) beams and columns indicated that the newly designed sensors are 10~50 times more sensitive than commercial cables to the longitudinal elongation applied on their cable structures. The spatial resolution of the sensors is approximately 50 mm. Limited numerical simulations with the transmission line theory and the finite difference time domain model were performed to understand the general behavior of coaxial cable sensors"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Chen, Genda

Committee Member(s)

Koledintseva, Marina
Pommerenke, David

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2008

Pagination

viii, 50 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 2008 Mei Wang, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Coaxial cables -- Testing -- Mathematical models
Concrete beams -- Cracking
Electric cables -- Defects -- Testing
Reinforced concrete -- Cracking

Thesis Number

T 9351

Print OCLC #

276932545

Electronic OCLC #

216871186

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