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Fiber lifetime predictions
Author(s): M. John Matthewson
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Paper Abstract

A computer program is described that can analyze optical fiber fatigue data from a variety of fatigue experiments and for a variety of crack growth kinetics models and can then predict long term static fatigue behavior. The key feature of the program is its’ ability to analyze the statistical uncertainty in the predictions due to scatter in the data to which the models are fitted. It is shown that uncertainty in the lifetime predictions is often dominated by the uncertainty in the choice of the appropriate crack growth model. It is therefore concluded that a range of models should be considered when making lifetime predictions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1580, Fiber Optic Components and Reliability, (1 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.135409
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M. John Matthewson, Rutgers Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1580:
Fiber Optic Components and Reliability
Paul M. Kopera; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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