Moisture Sensor Investigation for Historic Covered Bridges

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

07/09/10

END DATE

07/31/13

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, BEC, CTRE, NCWTS
SPONSORS

USDA Forest Products Laboratory
USDA Forest Service

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Brent Phares

Bridge Research Engineer, BEC

About the research

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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