This paper discusses the importance of integrated sensing systems comprising techniques that give different types of data from a structure exposed to the marine environment so that its service life could reliably be predicted. For this purpose, a novel sensor combination was designed and installed in concrete panels which were exposed to Hangzhou Bay Bridge in China. The integrated sensor probe was used to monitor the cover concrete as well as the reinforcement. The sensor probes were connected to a monitoring station, which enabled access and control of the data remotely from Belfast, UK. The initial data obtained from the monitoring station gives interesting information on the early age properties of concrete and distinct variations in these properties with different types of concrete. This paper also reports the variation in electrical properties of different concrete samples and environmental data in response to the marine exposure condition at Hangzhou bay bridge.
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||Second Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures - Istanbul, Turkey|
Duration: 09 Sep 2013 → 11 Sep 2013
|Conference||Second Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures|
|Period||09/09/2013 → 11/09/2013|