Method for validation of long-term temperature measurements from sensors

Hiba Abdel-Jaber, Branko Glisic

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Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), which holds promise for quick and reliable assessment of structural condition, requires reliable long-term measurements. While commercially available sensors can provide accurate measurements, none have been tested on longer timescales to ensure stability. This study deals with the creation of a method for the validation of temperature measurements without the use of a redundant monitoring system. Reliability of temperature measurements is particularly important because they are often used for the compensation of other measurements, such as strain. The method is based on comparison of measurements to easily obtainable public data, such as data from meteorological agencies, and is presented through application to measurements from sensors installed on Streicker Bridge in Princeton, NJ. It was successfully used to confirm stability of multiple sensors and detect malfunction of other sensors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIABSE Conference, Vancouver 2017
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future - Report
PublisherInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783857481536
StatePublished - 2017
Event39th IABSE Symposium in Vancouver 2017: Engineering the Future - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Sep 21 2017Sep 23 2017

Publication series

NameIABSE Conference, Vancouver 2017: Engineering the Future - Report


Other39th IABSE Symposium in Vancouver 2017: Engineering the Future

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


  • FBG sensors
  • Long-term monitoring
  • Measurement drift
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Temperature measurements
  • Temperature validation


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