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dc.contributor.authorBarrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa
dc.contributor.authorCasas Rius, Joan Ramon
dc.contributor.authorVillalba Herrero, Sergi
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de Projectes i de la Construcció
dc.identifier.citationDe Sousa, A., Casas, J., Villalba, S. A review of distributed optical fiber sensors for civil engineering applications. "Sensors", Maig 2016, vol. 16, núm. 5, p. 1-35.
dc.description.abstractThe application of structural health monitoring (SHM) systems to civil engineering structures has been a developing studied and practiced topic, that has allowed for a better understanding of structures’ conditions and increasingly lead to a more cost-effective management of those infrastructures. In this field, the use of fiber optic sensors has been studied, discussed and practiced with encouraging results. The possibility of understanding and monitor the distributed behavior of extensive stretches of critical structures it’s an enormous advantage that distributed fiber optic sensing provides to SHM systems. In the past decade, several R & D studies have been performed with the goal of improving the knowledge and developing new techniques associated with the application of distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) in order to widen the range of applications of these sensors and also to obtain more correct and reliable data. This paper presents, after a brief introduction to the theoretical background of DOFS, the latest developments related with the improvement of these products by presenting a wide range of laboratory experiments as well as an extended review of their diverse applications in civil engineering structures.
dc.format.extent35 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Materials i estructures
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria electrònica::Instrumentació i mesura::Sensors i actuadors
dc.subject.lcshOptical fiber detectors
dc.subject.lcshStructural health monitoring
dc.subject.otherfiber optics
dc.subject.otherstructural health monitoring
dc.subject.otherdistributed fiber sensing
dc.subject.othertime domain reflectometry
dc.subject.otherfrequency domain reflectometry
dc.subject.othercivil engineering
dc.titleA review of distributed optical fiber sensors for civil engineering applications
dc.subject.lemacDetectors de fibra òptica
dc.subject.lemacEnginyeria d'estructures -- Manteniment i reparació
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. EC - Enginyeria de la Construcció
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GRIC - Grup de Recerca i Innovació de la Construcció
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/642453/EU/Training in Reducing Uncertainty in Structural Safety/TRUSS
upcommons.citation.authorDe Sousa, A., Casas, J., Villalba, S.

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