A Novel Design for Crack Width Monitoring of Concrete Structures
Crack monitoring is thought to be a challenging problem for structural health monitoring. In previous study, a bionic crack monitoring method is proposed to monitor the crack initiation and propagation in a structure, and smart film is designed and fabricated. A novel design, based on smart film for monitoring crack width of concrete structures, is proposed in this paper. Experiment verifies the effectiveness of this design, and proves it is a good way for crack width monitoring of concrete structures.
Linli Xu, Wenya Tian and Elwin Mao
B. N. Zhang et al., "A Novel Design for Crack Width Monitoring of Concrete Structures", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 80-81, pp. 571-574, 2011