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Interferometric optical fibre sensor for highway pavements and civil structures

Surve, Sachin Ramchandra (2003) Interferometric optical fibre sensor for highway pavements and civil structures. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

Optical fibres have been used for developing variety of sensing configurations for monitoring a wide range of parameters. This thesis presents the design, construction and characterisation of a new type of single-transducer optical fibre Weigh-ln-Motion (WIM) sensor. The sensor is based on an extended (long) fibre optic Fabry-Perot interferometer. The Fabry-Perot arrangement was chosen for its simplicity, sensitivity, low cost and ease of installation.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Optical fiber detectors, Weighing instruments, Motor vehicle scales, Fabry-Perot, interferometers, Pavements, Bridges, Live loads, bragg gratings, fibre optic
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0205 Optical Physics
FOR Classification > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2010 23:34
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:45
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15705
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