30 May 2016 Optimization of the accelerated curing process of concrete using a fibre Bragg grating-based control system and microwave technology
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Proceedings Volume 9916, Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors; 99160P (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2236856
Event: Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors (EWOFS'2016), 2016, Limerick, Ireland
Abstract
In this paper, an investigation into the suitability of using fibre Bragg gratings (FBGs) for monitoring the accelerated curing process of concrete in a microwave heating environment is presented. In this approach, the temperature data provided by the FBGs are used to regulate automatically the microwave power so that a pre-defined temperature profile is maintained to optimize the curing process, achieving early strength values comparable to those of conventional heat-curing techniques but with significantly reduced energy consumption. The immunity of the FBGs to interference from the microwave radiation used ensures stable readings in the targeted environment, unlike conventional electronic sensor probes.
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Matthias Fabian, Yaodong Jia, Shi Shi, Colum McCague, Yun Bai, Tong Sun, Kenneth T. V. Grattan, "Optimization of the accelerated curing process of concrete using a fibre Bragg grating-based control system and microwave technology", Proc. SPIE 9916, Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 99160P (30 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2236856; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2236856
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