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Light at the end of the tunnel? Distributed sensing to better understand infrastructure

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Refined infrastructure design and assessment is challenging due to the highly indeterminate nature of most structures. However, distributed sensing offers the opportunity to acquire enough data to potentially characterize these systems. Two such sensing systems, Digital Image Correlation and distributed fibre optic strain sensors, will be introduced. Several case studies including a buried pipe test and a reinforced concrete bridge load test will be used to illustrate how distributed sensor data enables an improved understanding of complex structural behaviour.

Neil Hoult is an Associate Professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Toronto and his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is currently on sabbatical and is a Beaufort Visiting Fellow at St. John’s College, Cambridge. His research interests include structural monitoring as well as reinforced concrete and buried infrastructure behaviour.

This talk is part of the Engineering Department Structures Research Seminars series.

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