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Fiber optics in structural health monitoring

Abstract: Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) has assumed a significant role in assessing the structures safety and integrity. SHM can be understood as the integration of sensing intelligence and possibly also actuation devices to allow the structure loading and damaging conditions to be recorded, analyzed, localized and predicted in such a way that non-destructive testing becomes an integral part of the structure. SHM sensing requirements are very well suited for fiber optic sensing technology. So in this paper, after a very brief introduction of the basic SHM concepts, the main fiber optic technologies for this application will be reviewed, several examples and the main current technical challenges will be addressed and, finally, the conclusions summarized.

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 Authorship: López-Higuera J.M., Rodriguez L., Quintela A., Cobo A., Madruga F.J., Conde O.M., Lomer M., Quintela M.A., Mirapeix J.,

 Congress: Advanced Sensor Systems and Applications (4ª : 2010 : Pekín)

 Publisher: SPIE Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

 Publication date: 09/11/2010

 No. of pages: 9

 Publication type: Conference object

 DOI: 10.1117/12.876192

 ISSN: 0277-786X,1996-756X

 Spanish project: TEC2007-67987-C02-01

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