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Finite element analysis of embedded optical fiber sensors
Author(s): Nicholas C. Eaton; R. C. Drew; Harald Geiger; P. J. Chivers; John P. Dakin
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Paper Abstract

Micromechanical Finite Element (FE) analysis was used to model stress and strain fields in and around embedded optical fibers (EOFs) in flexural test coupons of carbon fiber composite. The coupons were used in studies of EOF effects on macroscopic laminate properties. The FE method allows complex material inhomogeneities, laminate boundaries, and load conditions to be modelled.

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Date Published: 13 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2361, Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (13 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184869
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Nicholas C. Eaton, Consultant to Westland Aerospace (United Kingdom)
R. C. Drew, Duetto Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Harald Geiger, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
P. J. Chivers, Westland Aerospace (United Kingdom)
John P. Dakin, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2361:
Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Alaster McDonach; Peter T. Gardiner; Ron S. McEwen; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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