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Fiber grating system used to measure strain in a 22-ft composite utility pole
Author(s): Eric Udd; Kelli Corona; Kerry T. Slattery; Donald James Dorr
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Paper Abstract

Composite utility poles have significant advantages with respect to wooden utility poles that include superior strength and uniformity, light weight for ease of deployment, the ability to be recycled reducing hazardous waste associated with chemically treated wooden poles, and compatibility with embedded fiber optic sensors allowing structural loads to be monitored. This paper reports tests conducted of fiber optic grating sensors in combination with an overcoupled coupler demodulation system to support structural testing of a 22 foot composite pole.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2721, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239119
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Eric Udd, Blue Road Research (United States)
Kelli Corona, Production Products (United States)
Kerry T. Slattery, Washington Univ. (United States)
Donald James Dorr, Duke and Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2721:
Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies
C. Robert Crowe, Editor(s)

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