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Smart Structures and Systems
  Volume 1, Number 4, October 2005, pages 385-404

Crack mapping in RC members using distributed coaxial cable crack sensors: modeling and application
Gary Greene, Jr., Abdeldjelil Belarbi and Genda Chen

    The paper presents a model to calculate reinforcement strain using measured crack width in members under applied tension, flexure, and/or shear stress. Crack mapping using a new type of distributed coaxial cable sensors for health monitoring of large-scale civil engineering infrastructure was recently proposed and developed by the authors. This paper shows the results and performance of such sensors mounted on near surface of two flexural beams and a large scale reinforced concrete box girder that was subjected to cyclic combined shear and torsion. The main objectives of this health monitoring study was to correlate the sensor
Key Words
    coaxial cable sensor; crack mapping; crack sensor; distributed sensors; strain.
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