Vertical displacement measurement using fibre Bragg grating (FBG) sensors for structural health monitoring of bridges

Yau, Man Hong (2014) Vertical displacement measurement using fibre Bragg grating (FBG) sensors for structural health monitoring of bridges. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis developed a practical, cost effective, easy-to-use method for measuring the vertical displacements of bridges using fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors, which includes the curvature and inclination approaches. These approaches were validated by the numerical simulation tests on a full scale bridge and the laboratory-based tests. In doing so, a novel frictionless FBG inclination sensor with extremely high sensitivity and resolution has also been developed and validated.

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ID Code: 72911
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Chan, Tommy & Thambiratnam, David
Additional Information: Recipient of 2014 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award.
Keywords: Vertical displacement measurement, bridges, structural health monitoring (SHM), fiber Bragg grating (FBG), inclination sensor, static characteristics, rating of bridges, curvature, slope, inclinometer, ODTA
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2014 07:25
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:49

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