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Crack development monitoring using distributed fiber optic sensing technology

Researchers at SRG, Hayato Nonaka and Yaobin Yang, conducted four-point bending experiment on compacted kaolin clay beams with embedded DFOS to study the behavior of cracking in clay.
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A recently published work on Fiber Optic Sensor

Linqing Luo and Prof. Kenichi Soga from our group recently published a paper in Journal of Lightwave Technology.
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Testing a Distributed Monitoring System for EBMUD’s Water Mains

Researchers at SRG have been working with EBMUD to develop a monitoring system for the most critical pipes in the east bay’s water supply network.
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Geothermal Monitoring for the Future of CEE

Distributed fiber optic sensors (DFOS) can be used for a wide variety of applications. Among them, distributed temperature sensing (DTS) uses the physical changes in a fiber core, as observed by probing light pulses, to measure the temperature of the environment surrounding the fiber.
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New Publications on Geomechanics

Prof. Kenichi Soga and colleagues recently published three articles on geomechanics, particularly on the modeling of failure of geomaterials by using the Finite Element Method (FEM).
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The Soga Research Group is a multi-disciplinary organization with expertise in infrastructure monitoring & resilience, computational geomechanics, city-scale modeling, and artificial intelligence as it applies to construction and infrastructure management. The group is based at the University of California, Berkeley and includes researchers from all over the world with different backgrounds and interests. It is led by Professor Kenichi Soga who has appointments in geosystems engineering, systems engineering, and materials science & engineering. Please follow us to stay updated on all of the cutting-edge research that we are involved with, and connect with group members.

Call for prospective MSc and PhD students

The Soga Research Group is looking for new students for the academic year 2021-22. More information here.

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