Development of Optic Fiber Sensing Technology for Geotechnical Application - From Laboratory Measurement to Geotechnical Monitoring

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Optic fiber sensing (OFS) technology has been attracted much attention from geotechnical engineers considering its advantages including small size, light weight, immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and corrosion. It has been applied to provide potential solutions to geotechnical engineering problems. This study first reviews the state-of-the-art applications of OFS in different geotechnical engineering areas, then focuses on several scientific issues in geotechnical engineering from laboratory measurement (determination of effective stress in saturated soils and measurement of surface strain for cylindrical rock sample) to geotechnical monitoring (monitoring the behavior of tree and retaining wall under extreme weathers), finally introduces the advanced methods and transducers based on the optic fiber sensing technology to make contributions to those scientific issues.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Geoengineering along the Belt and Road - Proceedings of 1st Belt and Road Webinar Series on Geotechnics, Energy and Environment, 2021
EditorsHong-Hu Zhu, Ankit Garg, Askar Zhussupbekov, Li-Jun Su
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789811699627
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event1st Belt and Road Webinar Series on Geotechnics, Energy, and Environment, BRWSG 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 27 Mar 202129 May 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume230 LNCE
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565


Conference1st Belt and Road Webinar Series on Geotechnics, Energy, and Environment, BRWSG 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Geotechnical monitoring
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Optic fiber sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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