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Strain measurement of braided composites using cobraided AEFPI fiber optic sensors
Author(s): Shengfang Yuan; Yunjang Rao; Rui Huang; Dakai Liang; Xiangkai Zhen; Yiping Wang
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Paper Abstract

In this article, a new method is put forward to research mechanical features of braided material using co-braided optic fiber sensor. Optic fiber sensors can be multi-braided into composites to measure various internal parameters, which overcomes the drawback of ordinary mechanical experimental methods and makes measurement more accurate and reliable. Followings are introduced in detail: the devising of carbon fiber braided composite specimens with co-braided optic, the AEFPI optic sensor adopted and the experiments to measure the tensile strain and thermal strain of specimens. It is the first time to use co-braided AEFPI sensor to research the mechanical features of brading composites and experiment results are satisfying.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4604, Fiber Optic Components, Subsystems, and Systems for Telecommunications, (11 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.444598
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Shengfang Yuan, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Yunjang Rao, Chongqing Univ. (China)
Rui Huang, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Dakai Liang, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Xiangkai Zhen, Chongqing Univ. (China)
Yiping Wang, Chongqing Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4604:
Fiber Optic Components, Subsystems, and Systems for Telecommunications

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