30 May 2016 Results in standardization of FOS to support the use of SHM systems
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Proceedings Volume 9916, Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors; 991625 (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2236863
Event: Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors (EWOFS'2016), 2016, Limerick, Ireland
Abstract
Measurement and data recording systems are important parts of a holistic Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system. New sensor technologies such as fiber-optic sensors are often used; however, standards (or at least guidelines) are not yet available or internationally approved. This lack in standardization makes the acceptance of FOS technologies in complex SHM systems substantially difficult. A standard family for different FOS technologies is therefore being developed that should help to design SHM systems in an optimal way. International standardization activities take place in several standardization bodies such as IEC and ASTM, and within SHM societies such as ISHMII. The paper reports on activities in standardization of fiber-optic sensors, on results already achieved, and on newly started projects. Combined activities of fiber sensor experts and SHM experts from Civil Engineering are presented. These contributions should help owners of structures as well as developers of sensors and monitoring systems to select effective and validated sensing technologies. Using these standards, both parties find recommendations how to proceed in development of SHM systems to evaluate the structural behavior based on e.g. standardized fiber optic sensors, and to derive necessary measures, e.g. the optimal maintenance strategy.
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Wolfgang R. Habel, Katerina Krebber, Werner Daum, "Results in standardization of FOS to support the use of SHM systems", Proc. SPIE 9916, Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 991625 (30 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2236863; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2236863
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