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Practical terminations for optical fibres embedded in composite materials
Author(s): A. K. Green; S. Darvish; Ehud Shafir
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Paper Abstract

The concept of using embedded sensors based on optical fibre technology for condition monitoring in fibre reinforced composites is no longer novel. Extensive literature is available on the topic, and several development programmes have demonstrated concept feasibility. No routine service application has yet been reported. An interdisciplinary team in Israel, comprising industry and academic partners, has been developing various aspects of the technology, with the ultimate aim of real time monitoring of aircraft structural components during flight. Aspects studied have included optical signal processing and analysis, optical signal correlation with mechanical loading, micromechanical modelling of composites containing optical fibres, optical fibre to composite matrix stress transfer and techniques for embedding optical fibres during conventional composite manufacturing processes.

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Date Published: 26 April 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2779, 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (26 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237113
Show Author Affiliations
A. K. Green, Israel Aircraft Industries (Israel)
S. Darvish, Israel Aircraft Industries (Israel)
Ehud Shafir, Soreq Nuclear Research Ctr. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2779:
3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Pierre Francois Gobin; Jacques Tatibouet, Editor(s)

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