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dc.contributor.authorDiaz de Léon, Abrahams-
dc.contributor.authorCruz, Paulo J. S.-
dc.contributor.authorWan, K. T.-
dc.contributor.authorLeung, Christopher K. Y.-
dc.identifier.citationCRUZ, Paulo J. S. ; FRANFOPOL, Dan M.; NEVES, Luís C., eds. lit.- “Bridge Mainetance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle, Performance and Cost : proceedings of the International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, 3, Porto, 2006” [S.l.] : Taylor & Francis, 2006. ISBN 978-0-415-40315-3.eng
dc.description.abstractAdvances in the production of optical fibers have made possible the recent development of innovative sensing systems for health monitoring of civil structures. The main reasons for this development are the reduced weight and dimensions of fiber optic sensors, the strong immunity to electromagnetic interference, the improved environmental resistance and the scale flexibility for small-gage and long-gage measurement. This paper provides an overview of the challenges in developing a new fiber optic sensor that can be employed to monitor flexural and tensile cracks on RC structures. The methodology in detecting and localizing the formation of flexural cracks in various locations and sensor’s capability in measuring a range of crack widths is demonstrated through testing of instrumented RC beams subjected to sustained and repeated loading.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)eng
dc.publisherTaylor & Franciseng
dc.titleNew method for detecting & measuring cracks on concrete using fiber optic sensorseng
sdum.pagination8 pagseng
oaire.citationConferenceDate16-19 Jul. 2006eng
sdum.event.locationPorto, Portugaleng
sdum.event.titleThird International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Managementeng
sdum.conferencePublicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management - Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Performance and Costpor
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