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A Rapid-acquisition Electrical Time-domain Reflectometer for Dynamic Structure Analysis
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Joseph Andrew Bishop
  • David Pommerenke, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Genda Chen, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract

A rapid-acquisition electrical time-domain reflectometer (TDR) that is capable of acquiring thousands of signatures per second was developed for dynamic structure analysis. The operation of the TDR and its application in the monitoring of dynamic structures are discussed. The TDR was evaluated with a coaxial-cable crack sensor embedded in a full-scale reinforced concrete (RC) column during a 60-s earthquake simulation at the Hyogo Earthquake Engineering Research Center in Japan. The TDR signatures acquired from the sensor during the simulation are analyzed and correlated with the cracks that formed in the RC column.

Department(s)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Second Department
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • Dynamic Response,
  • Reinforced Concrete (RC) Structure
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Time-domain reflectometery
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
2-1-2011
Citation Information
Joseph Andrew Bishop, David Pommerenke and Genda Chen. "A Rapid-acquisition Electrical Time-domain Reflectometer for Dynamic Structure Analysis" IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david-pommerenke/24/