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Fatigue strength of glass reinforced polyester (GRP) laminates with embedded optical fibers
Author(s): J. Alfredo Guemes; Jose Manuel Menendez
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Paper Abstract

The effect of embedded optical fibers on the static and fatigue interlaminar shear strength of a glass reinforced polyester laminate is evaluated. Seventy identical specimens with and without embedded optical fibers were tested researching more than 500,000 cycles in some cases. It was found that the optical fiber does not have a negative influence on the laminate, neither static nor in fatigue. These tests were included into a project to develop smart wind turbine blades.

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Date Published: 26 April 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2779, 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (26 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237115
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J. Alfredo Guemes, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
Jose Manuel Menendez, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2779:
3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials

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