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Distribution of stripping-induced flaws
Author(s): Charles R. Kurkjian
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present tensile and 2-point bending strength results on 5 cm. (2-inch) sections of mechanically stripped fiber. We show that the ‘weakest-link’ model is apparently not obeyed since the low strength mode of the resulting distributions have different widths, i.e., the Weibull m-values for the tensile and 2-point tests are ~2 and ~7, respectively. This simply means that the two measurements are sampling different flaw populations. The importance of understanding this behavior and applying that understanding in practice is emphasized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4215, Optical Fiber and Fiber Component Mechanical Reliability and Testing, (16 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424372
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Charles R. Kurkjian, Rutgers Univ. (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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