Sun, Y.; Xu, H.; Gu, P.; Hu, W. Application of FBG Sensing Technology in Stability Analysis of Geogrid-Reinforced Slope. Sensors2017, 17, 597.
Sun, Y.; Xu, H.; Gu, P.; Hu, W. Application of FBG Sensing Technology in Stability Analysis of Geogrid-Reinforced Slope. Sensors 2017, 17, 597.
By installing FBG sensors on the geogrids, smart geogrids can both reinforce and monitor the stability for geogrid-reinforced slopes. In this paper, a geogrid-reinforced sand slope model test was conducted in the laboratory and fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensing technology is used to measure the strain distribution of the geogrid. Based on the model test, the performance of the reinforced soil slope is simulated by finite element software Midas-GTS, and the stability of the reinforced soil slope is analyzed by strength reduction method. The relationship between the geogrid strain and safety factor is set up. The results indicate that the measured strain and calculated results agree very well. The geogrid strain measured by FBG sensor can be applied to evaluate the stability of geogrid-reinforced sand slopes.
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