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Fabrication of fiber-reinforced aluminum smart composites with optical fiber by the interphase forming/bonding method
Author(s): Hiroshi Asanuma; Mitsuji Hirohashi; Kentarou Ichikawa; Hao Du
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Paper Abstract

In order to reduce costs and develop new functionalities of continuous fiber reinforced metals, fiber/matrix interphase is developed by the original low cost fabrication method. Optical fiber can be embedded in stainless steel fiber or SiC fiber reinforced aluminum composites by the interphase forming/bonding method. Deterioration of optical fiber during composite fabrication by this method is small enough to connect it to external fibers leading to LD light source and power meter with rubber joints. The composites can be bent without fiber fracture as secondary forming by local melting of the interphase. At lower temperatures, if the SiC fiber/matrix interface adhesion is improved, fracture of SiC fiber is considered to become earlier than that of optical fiber, where it will work as health monitor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2444, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation, (20 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207694
Show Author Affiliations
Hiroshi Asanuma, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
Mitsuji Hirohashi, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
Kentarou Ichikawa, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
Hao Du, Chiba Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2444:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation
William B. Spillman, Editor(s)

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