MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 232, 20182018 2nd International Conference on Electronic Information Technology and Computer Engineering (EITCE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Circuit Simulation, Electric Modules and Displacement Sensor|
|Published online||19 November 2018|
Development of a smart axial strain sensor for static load testing of foundation piles
Research Center of Coastal and Urban Geotechnical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
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Sensors of stress or strain currently used in geotechnical and civil engineering applications have the disadvantage that a large quantity of measuring points would result in large bundles of cables. Based on the principle of resistive strain gauge, a type of smart sensor that supports serial communication over RS-485 is developed for the measurement of strain or stress of foundation piles, which has the benefit of good noise tolerance. All the sensors installed along a pile could share a common cable for power supply and communication, and there is no actual limits to pile length. The installation in the field is simple, convenient and efficient. The sensor has a compact structure with reliable waterproof protection. The internal measurement circuit mainly consists of a Wheatstone bridge excitation module, a signal conditioning module, a microcontroller with ADC, a precision voltage reference, and a RS-485 communication module. A group of sensors were calibrated after being assembled, and the calibration results obtained have shown their functionality and reliability.
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