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Cobraiding of sensitive optical fiber sensor in 3D composite fiber network
Author(s): Mahmoud A. El-Sherif; Frank K. Ko
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Paper Abstract

Advanced developments in composite structures using innovative fiber architecture has stimulated interest in novel characterization methods for 3-D braided composite materials/structures. In this paper, a compatible technique suitable for 2-D and 3-D braided structures is presented. Several samples of smart structures were designed, fabricated and tested. Results show that the developed sensing technique is sensitive and applicable to complicated composite structures. In addition, the sensors can be incorporated into the structure during the braiding process, and can be used for in situ monitoring and feedback control of the process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1798, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins V, (26 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141305
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Mahmoud A. El-Sherif, Drexel Univ. (United States)
Frank K. Ko, Drexel Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1798:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins V
Richard O. Claus; Robert S. Rogowski, Editor(s)

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