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Update: Intelligent Composites for Structural Monitoring

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Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   8/7/2014 8:10:14 AM
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Yeah, Lou, that sounds also like another benefit of these type of composites. Engineering is changing in exciting ways that will make it an even more precise science in the future.

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Ann R. Thryft   8/6/2014 12:54:50 PM
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Lou, good point. I hope that's true. Having a lot of data doesn't always mean it gets used or even analyzed in a useful way, as I learned when covering machine vision and control systems.

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naperlou   8/6/2014 11:27:32 AM
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Elizabeth, I just thought of another benefit for structural engineers.  With real world data at a high resolution they can feed the information back into their models.  This will allow much imporved CAE solutions.

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Elizabeth M   8/6/2014 5:45:53 AM
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I agree, Lou. This sounds pretty amazing, actually. To have a sense of the state of a structure, especially for something in which its longevity or health is of utmost importance, would be a great benefit for structural engineers.

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naperlou   8/5/2014 10:51:39 AM
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Ann, embedding the fiber optics this way is a good solution.  For high value structures it could be a real game changer.

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