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Sensors 2017, 17(6), 1262;

Structural Health Monitoring for a Z-Type Special Vehicle

State Key Lab of Offshore and Coastal Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
School of Civil Engineering, Shenyang Jianzhu University, Shenyang 110168, China
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Received: 2 April 2017 / Revised: 17 May 2017 / Accepted: 22 May 2017 / Published: 1 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors for Transportation)
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Nowadays there exist various kinds of special vehicles designed for some purposes, which are different from regular vehicles in overall dimension and design. In that case, accidents such as overturning will lead to large economical loss and casualties. There are still no technical specifications to follow to ensure the safe operation and driving of these special vehicles. Owing to the poor efficiency of regular maintenance, it is more feasible and effective to apply real-time monitoring during the operation and driving process. In this paper, the fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors are used to monitor the safety of a z-type special vehicle. Based on the structural features and force distribution, a reasonable structural health monitoring (SHM) scheme is presented. Comparing the monitoring results with the finite element simulation results guarantees the accuracy and reliability of the monitoring results. Large amounts of data are collected during the operation and driving progress to evaluate the structural safety condition and provide reference for SHM systems developed for other special vehicles. View Full-Text
Keywords: FBG sensors; special vehicle; structural health monitoring FBG sensors; special vehicle; structural health monitoring

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Yuan, C.; Ren, L.; Li, H. Structural Health Monitoring for a Z-Type Special Vehicle. Sensors 2017, 17, 1262.

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