Accession Number:

ADA224467

Title:

1. Novel Dopants in Silica Based Fibers. 2. Applications of Embedded Optical Fiber Sensors in Reinforced Concrete Buildings and Structures

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Dec 1987-30 Nov 1989,

Corporate Author:

BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI DIV OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-20

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Applications of Embedded Optical Fiber Sensors in Reinforced Concrete Buildings and Structures. The potential use of optical fiber sensors embedded, prior to curing, in reinforced concrete buildings and in structures such as bridges, dams and tanks is discussed with regards to the non-destructive measurement of internal strain, and the evaluation of structural integrity. Novel applications in the areas of structural monitoring, experimental stress analysis and in the management and control of service installations are presented. A discussion of the fundamental issues regarding the practical implementation of this technology is given. rh

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE