Distributed Fiber Optical Technology for Damage Identification of Engineering Structure


  • Xiaoma Dong
  • Liqiang Zhou




Optical fiber sensing technology, sliding distance-fiber loss, engineering structure damage


To conduct optical fiber monitoring rock slide model test and optical fiber monitoring of steel concrete interface slip model test, the large triaxial shear test of geotechnical engineering was used. First, the data of sliding distance and optical loss and their dynamic range were obtained. Second, the slide distance and fiber loss relation curve and the fitting equation were worked out. Finally, the typical applications of optical fiber sensing technology in Rock Engineering (high slope engineering, rock foundation of Dam Engineering) slope stability and geological disaster monitoring were put forward.The results showed that optical fiber sensing was very sensitive, and the loss value was 30 to 50dB. The dynamic range of rock slide monitoring fiber was 3 to 3.5mm, and the dynamic range of the interface slip monitoring fiber was 1.6mm. Thus, the sensing system can detect the sliding process of the interface between the concrete and the steel plate. It provides some reference for the sliding monitoring of the composite materials.




How to Cite

Dong, X., & Zhou, L. (2018). Distributed Fiber Optical Technology for Damage Identification of Engineering Structure. International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE), 14(06), pp. 17–30. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijoe.v14i06.8695