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Micromechanical approach to model the effects of thermomechanical fields on optical fibers embedded in a laminated composite plate
Author(s): Doron Shalev; Jacob Aboudi; Moshe Tur
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Paper Abstract

A coupled micro-mechanical approach is employed to model an optical fiber in a reinforced composite. As a result, the opto-thermo-mechanical behavior of the optical fiber is determined in such a way that the phase-strain relationship is based on the micromechanical behavior of the host media. The microstructures of the carbon fiber reinforced composite and the optical fiber inclusion are analyzed, and their mutual influence on the performance of the entire composite structure is estimated. Different cases of laminated composite plates subjected to several cases of external loadings and temperature fields are studied. In-plane strains at the optical fiber, as well as optical phase changes are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2444, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation, (20 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207711
Show Author Affiliations
Doron Shalev, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Jacob Aboudi, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Moshe Tur, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)

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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