1 June 2006 Fiber-Bragg-grating-based weigh-in-motion system using fiber-reinforced composites as the load-supporting material
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Optical Engineering, 45(6), 064401 (2006). doi:10.1117/1.2209994
Abstract
A novel fiber Bragg grating (FBG)-based weigh-in-motion (WIM) system is introduced in order to achieve a better performance compared with the existing WIM systems. This novel WIM system uses the fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) as the load-supporting material in combination with the FBG technology. The sensor is designed as a multiply FRC laminate with the FBG embedded inside it. A theoretical model is developed to analyze the mechanism of this WIM system. Both static and dynamic tests are conducted to verify the system performance. With the extraordinary mechanical properties of the FRC, this novel WIM system has achieved larger dynamic range and higher sensitivity than prior works. The simple design of the system also reduces the engineering difficulties and overall costs.
Ke Wang, Zhanxiong Wei, Hongtao Zhang, Xiaoyang Huang, Bingquan Chen, Hong-Liang Cui, "Fiber-Bragg-grating-based weigh-in-motion system using fiber-reinforced composites as the load-supporting material," Optical Engineering 45(6), 064401 (1 June 2006). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2209994
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