The MAEVA Mockup project consists of the testing of a 1/2 scale model of the concrete confinement wall of a nuclear power plant. The concrete cylinder is loaded by injecting high-temperature and high-pressure steam inside it.
Aim of monitoring:
The SOFO sensors from Smartec were embedded in the concrete wall and/or mounted on the external surface of the cylinder to measure deformations and crack openings during the tests.
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The SOFO sensors survived the high temperatures (180°C) and were able to measure the deformations during the different runs of the tests.