Title: The application of distributed fibre sensors in determination of seepage in Derince Dam

Authors: Ayhan Gurbuz; Ilker Peker; Kemal Aydin; Ozan Tugcu; Sadik Acan

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Gazi University, Maltepe-Ankara 06570, Turkey ' Dam Safety and Dam Measurement Systems, General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works, Yucetepe-Ankara 06100, Turkey ' General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works, Aydin Regional Directorate, Aydin 09020, Turkey ' Sangari Engineering Consultancy Project and Contracting Industry Inc., ATB Business Center İş Merkezi E Block No. 133, Macunköy-Ankara 06105, Turkey ' Sangari Engineering Consultancy Project and Contracting Industry Inc., ATB Business Center İş Merkezi E Block No. 133, Macunköy-Ankara 06105, Turkey

Abstract: Monitoring of civil infrastructure systems has emerged as a powerful tool for condition assessment of infrastructure performance. Structures could be monitored periodically from a central station located several kilometres away from the field with help of widespread use of modern telecommunication technologies. Fibre sensing technology is increasingly used in civil engineering applications. Distributed fibre optic sensing offers the ability to measure temperatures, strain, leakage, etc., at thousands of points along a single fibre. A case of seepage along plinth of concrete faced Derince Dam, located in Turkey, is measured continuously and presented in this paper while an application of distributed fibre sensor technology is used. The case helps to disclose potential leakage along the plinth in order to minimise any risk.

Keywords: optical fibre sensing; seepage; Derince Dam.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2017.087721

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2017 Vol.25 No.3, pp.176 - 183

Accepted: 24 Dec 2016
Published online: 27 Oct 2017 *

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