Nickel particle-based self-sensing pavement for vehicle detection

Baoguo Han, Kun Zhang, Xun Yu, Eil Kwon, Jinping Ou

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In this paper, a new self-sensing pavement for vehicle detection is designed. Smart nickel particle filled cement-based sensors with high sensitivity are used as vehicle detector. The sensor array is embedded into a concrete pavement to form the self-sensing pavement. The vehicle detection capability of this pavement is investigated in outdoor road tests. Experimental results show that the proposed self-sensing pavement can accurately detect the passing vehicles. This finding indicates that the self-sensing pavement embedded with smart cement-based sensors has a great potential for traffic detection and monitoring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1645-1650
Number of pages6
JournalMeasurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011


  • Cement-based sensors
  • Self-sensing pavement
  • Sensing capability
  • Vehicle detection

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