Application of Brillouin-based distributed optical fibre sensing technology to measure strain development of a slope model

Dayangku Salma, Binti Awang Ismail and Azman, Bin Kassim and Hisham, Bin Mohamad and Ahmad Safuan, Bin A. Rashid and Aliff Ridzuan, Bunawan (2018) Application of Brillouin-based distributed optical fibre sensing technology to measure strain development of a slope model. MATEC Web of Conferences, 250. pp. 1-12. ISSN 2261-236X

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Abstract

For almost two decades, distributed optical fibre sensors are well-known for an alternative to conventional instrumentation in geotechnical engineering applications. However, the technology is yet to be fully implemented due to uncertainties of attachment method or the best way to deploy optical fibre for geo-structure health monitoring. Thus, a project of a 1g model of soil slope was intiated and was constructed with three layers of optical fibre that were horizontally embedded in the soil slope mass in order to observe strain development due to a surcharge load. The strain mobilizations were measured by using Brillouin Optical TimeDomain Analysis (BOTDA) sensing system during the incremental loading on the slope crest until a failure feature had been initiated. The aim of study is to evaluate the development of horizontal strains from Brillouinbased optical fibre sensor subjected to soil slope deformation which lead to slope failures. The results showed that the measurands of optical fibre were highly accumulated at the position of 0.3m depth from the slope crest. The development of high strain at this position was because of soil-fibre interaction to the overburden imposed load in perpendicular direction of optical fibre placement. Therefore, it can be concluded that the optical fibre strain in the soil-strain field were well-responded to the particle soil movement. In addition, the significant trend of positive strain curves were illustrated when the soil was under compression due to external load from a surcharge load plus self-weight of the soil material.

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: optical fibre sensing , Brillouin-based, strain development, soil slope, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2019 07:45
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 07:28
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/23516

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