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Embedding fiber optic sensors in titanium matrix composites
Author(s): S. Eric Baldini; David J. Tubbs; William A. Stange
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Paper Abstract

Metal-matrix composite structural components' subsurface strain and temperature levels can be ascertained by means of embedded fiber-optic sensors, if these can be incorporated without degradation in the course of composite fabrication. Attention is presently given to a USAF program for the embedding of fiber-optic sensors in Ti-alloy matrix composites, whose severe conventional processing conditions are broken down into less severe steps. It is noted that the sensor fiber used should be of a composition optimized to minimize dopant migration, and should incorporate abusive processing-resistant coatings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1370, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins III, (1 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.24856
Show Author Affiliations
S. Eric Baldini, McDonnell Douglas Corp. (United States)
David J. Tubbs, McDonnell Douglas Corp. (United States)
William A. Stange, Wright Research and Development (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1370:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins III
Richard O. Claus; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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