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A review of distributed optical fiber sensors for civil engineering applications
Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de Projectes i de la Construcció; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. EC - Enginyeria de la Construcció; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GRIC - Grup de Recerca i Innovació de la Construcció
The application of structural health monitoring (SHM) systems to civil engineering structures has been a developing studied and practiced topic, that has allowed for a better understanding of structures’ conditions and increasingly lead to a more cost-effective management of those infrastructures. In this field, the use of fiber optic sensors has been studied, discussed and practiced with encouraging results. The possibility of understanding and monitor the distributed behavior of extensive stretches of critical structures it’s an enormous advantage that distributed fiber optic sensing provides to SHM systems. In the past decade, several R & D studies have been performed with the goal of improving the knowledge and developing new techniques associated with the application of distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) in order to widen the range of applications of these sensors and also to obtain more correct and reliable data. This paper presents, after a brief introduction to the theoretical background of DOFS, the latest developments related with the improvement of these products by presenting a wide range of laboratory experiments as well as an extended review of their diverse applications in civil engineering structures.
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Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Materials i estructures
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria electrònica::Instrumentació i mesura::Sensors i actuadors
Optical fiber detectors
Structural health monitoring
fiber optics
structural health monitoring
distributed fiber sensing
time domain reflectometry
frequency domain reflectometry
civil engineering
Detectors de fibra òptica
Enginyeria d'estructures -- Manteniment i reparació
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