Lala , Sayantani and Basumallick, Nandini and Biswas, Palas and Bandyopadhyay, Somnath (2021) Optimum Placement of Long Gauge FBG Sensor in Reinforced Concrete Bridge: A Case Study. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2090. Art No-012162. ISSN 1742-6588

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In the world today, civil infrastructure plays a major role in the advancement of the modern age. They are huge in scale, complex in their behaviour and create great impact in everyday life. To ensure safety of these structures, assessment of their structural integrity is an important and challenging task. The sole purpose of structural health monitoring is to detect damage in the structures and suggest suitable rehabilitation measures. Various sensors are employed to achieve the task of damage detection and establish a warning system to avoid failure of the structures. For large structures, long-gauge Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors which are sensitive to the global behaviour, can be suitably used for this purpose. However, health monitoring of a structure with large number of sensors is expensive and hence there is a need to optimize the number of sensors deployed to minimize the cost of the exercise without compromising on performance assessment. For this purpose, several optimization algorithms are available in literature. In this study, the Effective Independence Method (EIM) which optimizes the response of the structure based on modal analysis, is used to derive the Optimum sensor placement (OSP) protocol for a reinforced concrete (RC) bridge-deck in Poland, the geometry of which has been taken from literature. This will enable the placement of 40 long gauge FBG sensors in regions for efficient damage response in the bridge-deck. Further, the optimum orientation of the sensors is further validated with a finite element model of the bridge-deck, where a moving load is applied, and strains are recorded in the sensing fibre in both longitudinal (along length) and transverse (along breadth) alignments. It has been found that long gauge FBG sensors placed in the transverse direction are more efficient in damage detection than when they are placed longitudinally.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 10th International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences (IC-MSQUARE 2021), 6-9 September 2021, Greece (Virtual)
Subjects: Processing Science
Divisions: Fiber Optics and Photonics
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2022 05:42
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2022 05:42

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