Novel Fiber Optic Sensors for Monitoring Bridge Structural Integrity

This IDEA project develops an optical fiber sensor system that represents a novel integration of the moire phenomena and fiber optics to achieve a uniquely high sensitivity and robust performance in addition to its easy installation/cabling and immunity to electromagnetic interference and lightning strikes. Upon simple modification, this sensor can measure a variety of dynamic responses of a bridge, including acceleration and displacement under traffic, earthquake and other dynamic loads. The measured structural vibration data can be used to identify structural damage and evaluate remaining capacity in real time to enhance the safety of highway bridges.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-30, IDEA

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Jawed, Inam

  • Start Date: 20080902
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18905

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547262
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-30, IDEA
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 4 2014 1:01AM