Fiber Bragg gratings for civil engineering applications

Mohamed H. Maher, Khosrow Tabrizi, John D. Prohaska, Elias Snitzer

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Fiber Bragg gratings sensors offer a unique opportunity in civil engineering. They can be configured as a low noise distributed sensor network for measuring mechanical deformations and temperature. They are ideally suited for strain measurements of high modulus structural materials such as steel and concrete. There is considerable interest in the use of these sensors for infrastructural nondestructive testing and there have been several papers on the subject. We present some results of our experiments with fiber Bragg sensors as applied to structural engineering. These include the use of fiber gratings to measure strain behavior of steel, reinforced concrete, and some preliminary results on bituminous materials, such as asphalt concrete. In nondestructive testing using fiber Bragg gratings of structural materials the packaging of the sensors is important and is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsKurt J. Linden, Prasad R. Akkapeddi
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1996
EventLaser Diodes and Applications II - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 29 1996Jan 31 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherLaser Diodes and Applications II
CitySan Jose, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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