"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.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
viii, 50 pages
© 2008 Mei Wang, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Coaxial cables -- Testing -- Mathematical models
Concrete beams -- Cracking
Electric cables -- Defects -- Testing
Reinforced concrete -- Cracking
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Wang, Mei, "Electromagnetic modeling of distributed coaxial cable crack sensors in reinforced concrete members" (2008). Masters Theses. 4600.