Crack sensors are devices that are used to detect the presence and location of cracks in structures, such as bridges, buildings, and other types of infrastructure. They are commonly used in structural health monitoring to help engineers identify and address potential problems before they lead to serious damage or failure, ensuring the safety and reliability of the structures they are responsible for maintaining.
One way crack sensors are used in structural health monitoring is by attaching them to the surface of a structure in strategic locations. These locations can be on top of existing cracks or at joints in the structure. These sensors can then detect the progression of cracks and transmit this information back to engineers, who can analyze the data and determine the best course of action to address the problem.