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Sensors 2015, 15(6), 14079-14092;

Estimation of Prestress Force Distribution in the Multi-Strand System of Prestressed Concrete Structures

Structural Engineering Research Institute, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, 283 Goyangdae-Ro, Ilsanseo-Gu, Goyang-Si, Gyeonggi-Do 411-712, Korea
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editors: Gary R. Pickrell and Daniel Homa
Received: 25 March 2015 / Revised: 20 April 2015 / Accepted: 11 June 2015 / Published: 15 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Sensors for Chemical, Biological and Industrial Applications)
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Prestressed concrete (PSC) is one of the most reliable, durable and widely used construction materials, which overcomes the weakness of concrete in tension by the introduction of a prestress force. Smart strands enabling measurement of the prestress force have recently been developed to maintain PSC structures throughout their lifetime. However, the smart strand cannot give a representative indication of the whole prestress force when used in multi-strand systems since each strand sustains a different prestress force. In this paper, the actual distribution of the prestress force in a multi-strand system is examined using elastomagnetic (EM) sensors to develop a method for tracking representative indicators of the prestress force using smart strands. View Full-Text
Keywords: optical fiber sensor; elastomagnetic sensor; prestressed concrete; strand optical fiber sensor; elastomagnetic sensor; prestressed concrete; strand

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Cho, K.; Park, S.Y.; Cho, J.-R.; Kim, S.T.; Park, Y.-H. Estimation of Prestress Force Distribution in the Multi-Strand System of Prestressed Concrete Structures. Sensors 2015, 15, 14079-14092.

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