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Smart structural composites with the ability to monitor vibration and damage
Author(s): N. Shaikh
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Paper Abstract

Smart materials/structures have embedded sensors to monitor theirown state. A novel sensor was synthesized by sputtering a piezoelectric film ontoa metal fiber. The piezo-fiber sensor, similar in configuration to an optical fiber,is active since an electric field is developed when strained. Thus the sensor candetect vibration as well as fracture in a manner similar to acoustic emission. Thesensor is well suited for use in fibrous composites, where it can be easilyincorporated into filaments and strands.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 17770O (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298047
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N. Shaikh, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States)


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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