How to Make a Self-sensing House with Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing.

Werner Lienhart*, Christoph Monsberger, Fabian Buchmayer

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit

Publikation: Beitrag in Buch/Bericht/KonferenzbandBeitrag in einem KonferenzbandBegutachtung


Distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS) is commonly used to monitor large structures like bridges or tunnels. However, DFOS can also be beneficial for smaller structures, even single family houses. This articles discusses a real world example where sensing cables were embedded in a two story house. By applying different fiber optic sensing techniques, various information can be gathered using the same DFOS cables. Distributed temperature sensing (DTS) enabled the assessment of the heat insulation of the ground plate of the house. Potential weak points can be clearly identified and repair works can be made at the exact location of the problem. Distributed strain sensing (DSS) was used to monitor the swelling and shrinkage of the concrete. In addition, numerical simulations of the ceiling bending were verified with DSS. Distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) was applied for intruder detection. It is shown that walking of people in the house could be detected and that their location was pinpointed to individual rooms. In this article, the installation, the data acquisition and analysis of the different sensing techniques are discussed. An outlook is given on how the presented approaches can be scaled from the monitoring of a single house to an apartment building.

TitelEuropean Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2022
Redakteure/-innenPiervincenzo Rizzo, Alberto Milazzo
Herausgeber (Verlag)Springer Nature Switzerland AG
ISBN (Print)9783031073212
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2023
Veranstaltung10th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring: EWSHM 2022 - Palermo, Italien
Dauer: 4 Juli 20227 Juli 2022


NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Band270 LNCE
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (elektronisch)2366-2565


Konferenz10th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
KurztitelEWSHM 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tief- und Ingenieurbau

Fields of Expertise

  • Sustainable Systems

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Experimental


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