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Normal and Weibull probability distribution applied to test results of ribbons under two-point bending
Author(s): Gilberto M. Camilo; Bob James Overton
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Paper Abstract

The fiber to the home technology is already in use and more fibers are necessary to carry all the demanded information. Ribbon optical cable, present in the market since the seventy’s, is the right technology to support those needs. Ribboned fiber mechanical strength is currently characterized using tensile tests, where the required handling affects the results. In this study, we demonstrate the use of two-point bending tests to characterize ribbon strength. By this method, handling was minimized and samples aged in harsh environments could be tested. Normal and Weibull Probability Distributions were used to characterize and compare the strength of two ribbons, and of the fibers used to construct them. Both distributions were efficient in describing the strength during an aging process done in harsh environment. Keywords: Ribbon Cable, Two-Point Bending, Dynamic Fatigue, Weibull, Normal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4215, Optical Fiber and Fiber Component Mechanical Reliability and Testing, (16 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424366
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Gilberto M. Camilo, Alcatel (United States)
Bob James Overton, Alcatel (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4215:
Optical Fiber and Fiber Component Mechanical Reliability and Testing
M. John Matthewson, Editor(s)

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