Feb 26, 2014
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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Engineers and managers from consultancies, contractors and clients.
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Smart monitoring for performance-based design is increasingly being recognised as an essential tool for improving construction processes, delivering efficiency and reducing over specification. On the other hand, the high level of maintenance required to preserve our ageing infrastructure and run it at full capacity has created a demand for structural health monitoring or performance-based maintenance.
Distributed Optical Fibre Sensing provides an innovative, economic and effective solution to performance monitoring. It is a technology that allows spatially continuous strain measurement along optical fibres attached onto or embedded in structures, potentially replacing a large number of point sensors. This helps improve our understanding of soil-structure interactions but also pinpointing localised problem areas such as failure or yielding points.
The aim of this one-day course is to provide an overview of fibre optic strain sensing capabilities and the opportunities it can offer, and to demonstrate how it can be implemented to monitor geotechnical infrastructures.
Prof. Robert Mair CBE, FREng, FRS
Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Prof. Kenichi Soga FREng, FICE
Professor of Civil Engineering
Dr Mohammed Elshafie
Lecturer, Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology
Dr Cedric Kechavarzi FHEA
Training & Knowledge Transfer Manager, CSIC
Mr Philip Keenan CEng
Business Development Manager, CSIC
Dr Jennifer Schooling CEng