Moisture Sensor Investigation for Historic Covered Bridges

Research Project

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Moisture Sensor Investigation for Historic Covered Bridges

Researcher(s)

Principal investigators: Brent Phares, 515-294-5879, bphares@iastate.edu (project list), Iowa State University

Project status

Completed

Start date: 07/09/10
End date: 07/31/13

Publications

Related publications: Moisture Sensor Investigation for Historic Covered Bridges 0 *pdf December 2012

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Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s): USDA Forest Products Laboratory
USDA Forest Service

About the research

Abstract:

The purpose of this research was to investigate the potential of fiber-optics and other sensor technologies to reliably monitor in situ wood moisture contents in historic covered bridges. These finding will also be useful for developing smart timber bridge technologies.

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