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July 4, 2011 /  Nivea

‘Sensing Skin’ Could Monitor the Health of Concrete Infrastructure

Civil engineers and physicists have designed a new method for the electronic, continual monitoring of concrete infrastructure. The researchers say a flexible skin-like fabric with electrical properties could be adhered to areas of structures where cracks are likely to appear, such as the underside of a bridge, and detect cracks when they occur. Installing this “sensing skin” would be as simple as gluing it to a structure’s surface.

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