Deformation Monitoring for Chinese Traditional Timber Buildings Using Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors
AbstractThe Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensing technique is suitable for a wide variety of measurements, including temperature, pressure, acceleration, liquid level, etc., and has been applied to many bridges and buildings in the past two decades. The fact that the FBG technique can only monitor and measure strain data for most cases when it is used for deformation measurements impedes application of the FBG sensing technique in civil infrastructures. This paper proposes FBG sensing-based deformation monitoring methods that are applicable to monitoring beam deflection, column inclination angle and mortise-tenon joint dislocation for Chinese traditional timber structures. On the basis of improved conjugated beam theory and geometrical trigonometric function relationship, the relationships between the FBG sensing strain values and the deflection of beam, inclination angle of column, as well as the amount of dislocation of mortise-tenon joint are deducted for Chinese traditional buildings. A series of experiments were conducted to verify the applicability and effectiveness of the proposed deformation monitoring methods. The results show that a good agreement is obtained between the values given by the methods proposed in this paper and other methods. This implies that the proposed deformation monitoring methods are applicable and effective in the health monitoring of Chinese traditional timber structures. View Full-Text
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Li, N.-L.; Jiang, S.-F.; Wu, M.-H.; Shen, S.; Zhang, Y. Deformation Monitoring for Chinese Traditional Timber Buildings Using Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors. Sensors 2018, 18, 1968.
Li N-L, Jiang S-F, Wu M-H, Shen S, Zhang Y. Deformation Monitoring for Chinese Traditional Timber Buildings Using Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors. Sensors. 2018; 18(6):1968.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Ni-Lei; Jiang, Shao-Fei; Wu, Ming-Hao; Shen, Sheng; Zhang, Ying. 2018. "Deformation Monitoring for Chinese Traditional Timber Buildings Using Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors." Sensors 18, no. 6: 1968.
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