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Finite element analysis of composite laminates containing transversely embedded optical fiber sensors
Author(s): R. Davidson
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Paper Abstract

Finite element analysis techniques have been used to predict the stress concentrationsaround optical fibres embedded transversely to the reinforcement in unidirectional and cross-plyCFRP laminates with thermoplastic PEEK matrices. The effects of applied transversecompression stresses and also thermal stresses resulting from fabrication have been analysed.The residual thermal stresses are affected by the dimensions of the fibre optic and the shape ofthe resin rich region which forms around the inclusion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 17770N (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298046
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R. Davidson, AEA Technology (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1777:
First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Brian Culshaw; Peter T. Gardiner; Alaster McDonach, Editor(s)

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