Strain sensing of modern composite materials with a spatial wavelength-division multiplexed fiber grating network

Rao, Y.J. and Jackson, D.A. and Zhang, L. and Bennion, I. (1996) Strain sensing of modern composite materials with a spatial wavelength-division multiplexed fiber grating network. Optics Letters, 21 (9). pp. 683-685. ISSN 0146-9592. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

A spatial/wavelength-division multiplexing topology with combination of a tunable-wavelength filter and an interferometric wavelength scanner is used to interrogate a range of fiber Bragg grating (FBG) strain sensors embedded in modern composite materials. A nine-element FBG sensor system based on this topology is demonstrated for quasi-static strain sensing of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic plate for aerospace applications. Preliminary experimental results show that a strain resolution of similar to 1.8 mu epsilon rms with an similar to 30-Hz bandwidth(similar to 0.32 mu epsilon/root Hz) for quasi-static strain measurement has been achieved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Optics
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: F.D. Zabet
Date Deposited: 22 May 2009 13:36
Last Modified: 22 May 2009 13:43
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18741 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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