A measurement method for 1-D distribution of lateral deformation of soils in shaking table tests using FBG technique

Yun Long Wang, Xiao Ming Yuan, Jianhua Yin

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In this work, a measurement system using the FBG sensing technology is designed to assess the one-dimensional distribution of lateral deformation of model soils in the shaking table tests. An optical fiber with multiplexed fiber Bragg grating (FBG) strain sensors is sticked to a thin and flexible strip, which is inserted vertically through the soils. The strip will be bended driven by the lateral movement of the soils due to horizontal ground motion. The strain information is obtained by the FBG sensors. The strain-to-displacement conversion is done via continuum mechanics models. The deflection of the strip is considered to be the lateral deformation of the soils in the front of the strip. This measurement system is tested and verified through the shaking table tests and compared with other measurements.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)1908-1913
Number of pages6
JournalYantu Gongcheng Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013


  • Fiber Bragg grating (FBG)
  • Lateral displacement
  • Shaking table test
  • Shearing strain
  • Soil dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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