23 May 2005 A new kind of high durable traffic weighbridge based on FBG sensors
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Proceedings Volume 5855, 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors; (2005) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.623436
Event: 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 2005, Bruges, Belgium
Abstract
Durability is the key problem of traditional traffic weighbridge based on electrical gauges. In this paper, a new kind of high durable traffic weighbridge based on FBG (Fiber Bragg Grating) sensors has been studied and developed. The principle of the smart FBG-weighbridge is based on that the traffic weight can be gotten from the deformation of the reinforced concrete beam with embedded FRP (Fiber Reinforced Polymer) - packaged FBG strain sensors. The FBG-based weighbridge is designed to be a reinforced concrete board supported by composite beams, and the truck load is shared by the composite beams. A 30-ton full scale FBG-based weighbridge has been set up, and the results from the tests and calibration analysis show that this kind of weighbridge features high durability, simplicity, convenience, low cost, etc. This new kind of FBG-based weighbridge shows good prospect in future to replace the traditional traffic weighbridge for long-term monitoring of traffic load.
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Zhi Zhou, Jing Liu, Hui Li, Jinping Ou, "A new kind of high durable traffic weighbridge based on FBG sensors", Proc. SPIE 5855, 17th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, (23 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.623436; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.623436
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