Polymer Fiber Sensors for Structural and Civil Engineering Applications

  • Sascha LiehrEmail author
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This chapter gives an overview about polymer optical fiber (POF) sensors with the focus on structural and civil engineering applications. POF properties such as the high-strain range, the low Young’s modulus, and specific scattering effects open new fields for fiber-optic sensing applications. POF properties, sensitivities, and cross-sensitivities that are relevant for sensing are introduced. Advantages and limitations are discussed. State-of-the-art POF sensors and application examples are presented in subsections with regard to their underlying measurement principles.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division 8.6 “Fibre Optic Sensors”Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM)BerlinGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ginu Rajan
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications EngineeringUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia

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