Moisture Sensor Investigation for Historic Covered Bridges

The purpose of this research is to investigate the potential of fiber-optics and other sensor technologies to reliably monitor in-situ wood moisture contents in historic covered bridges. These finding will also be useful for developing smart timber bridge technologies.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Forest Service/Forest Products Laboratory

      One Gifford Pinchot Avenue
      Madison, WI  United States 
    • Project Managers:

      Brumm, Patricia

      Wacker, James

    • Performing Organizations:

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Institute for Transportation Studies
      2711 S. Loop Drive, Suite 4700, Program for Sustainable Pavement Engineering and Research (PROSPER)
      Ames, IA  United States  50010-8864
    • Principal Investigators:

      Phares, Brent

    • Start Date: 20100709
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20120731
    • Source Data: RiP Project 26949

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461307
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Iowa State University, Ames
    • Contract Numbers: FS-10-JV-11111133-06
    • Files: RIP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:43PM