The Centre for European Nuclear Research (CERN) uses large and complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter by operating a network of underground particle accelerators and appurtenant tunnels. Long-term safety and structural health of this critical infrastructure highlighted the need for a sensing plan that could provide remote monitoring and resistance to high radiation. A pilot Distributed Fibre-Optic Sensing (DFOS) system using Brillouin scattering was used to instrument 8 tunnel sections and obtain a first set of short-term readings. These preliminary readings show minor tunnel ovalisation and will be used as baseline for future long-term readings.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2019|
- Brillouin scattering
- Fibre-optic sensing
- Long-term monitoring
- Soil-structure interaction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
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- Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering - Lecturer
- Research Unit for Water, Environment and Infrastructure Resilience (WEIR)
- Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems (SES)
Person: Research & Teaching, Core staff