Faculty Advisor

El-Korchi, Tahar

Abstract

PZT sensors can produce voltage in response to movement in a structure, allowing PZT sensors to determine changes in strain and to monitor vibrations. It is the purpose of this project to calibrate a PZT sensor apparatus in order to determine if PZT sensors can be used to monitor the health of a bridge, and to determine if PZT sensors can be used to generate electricity from the motion of a bridge.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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