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Fiber optic approach for detecting corrosion
Author(s): Roman Kostecki; Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem; Claire Davis; Grant McAdam; Tianyu Wang; Tanya M. Monro
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Paper Abstract

Corrosion is a multi-billion dollar problem faced by industry. The ability to monitor the hidden metallic structure of an aircraft for corrosion could result in greater availability of existing aircraft fleets. Silica exposed-core microstructured optical fiber sensors are inherently suited towards this application, as they are extremely lightweight, robust, and suitable both for distributed measurements and for embedding in otherwise inaccessible corrosion-prone areas. By functionalizing the fiber with chemosensors sensitive to corrosion by-products, we demonstrate in-situ kinetic measurements of accelerated corrosion in simulated aluminum aircraft joints.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2016
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9803, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2016, 98031I (20 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2219496
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Roman Kostecki, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Claire Davis, Defence Science and Technology Group (Australia)
Grant McAdam, Defence Science and Technology Group (Australia)
Tianyu Wang, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Tanya M. Monro, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Univ. of South Australia (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9803:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2016
Jerome P. Lynch, Editor(s)

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