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Distributed sensing of strain in synthetic fiber rope and cable constructions using optical fiber sensors
Author(s): Deepak G. Uttamchandani; Brian Culshaw; M. S. Overington; M. Parsey; Massimo Facchini; Luc Thevenaz
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Paper Abstract

Distributed strain measurements on synthetic fiber ropes and cable constructions are reported. The tension members incorporate single mode fiber-optic sensors for strain measurement. Brillouin-amplification-based distributed strain measuring system has been the measurement technique of choice to interrogate the fiber sensors incorporated into a parallel yarn aramid rope. Initial results are presented which conclusively demonstrate the technical feasibility of the approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 1999
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3860, Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications, (9 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372968
Show Author Affiliations
Deepak G. Uttamchandani, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Brian Culshaw, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
M. S. Overington, Tension Technology International Ltd. (United Kingdom)
M. Parsey, Tension Technology International Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Massimo Facchini, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland)
Luc Thevenaz, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3860:
Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications
Michael A. Marcus; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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