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Applications of FBG sensors for the monitoring of critical components of vehicles
Author(s): Paolo Castelli; Riccardo Falciai; Roberta Galli; Nadia Mattiucci; Nereo Pallaro; Cosimo Trono
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Paper Abstract

The applicability of fiber optic sensors to the automotive field was evaluated within a national project, in which the Fiat Research Center, RTM and CNR-IROE are involved. The measurement of the mechanical deformations on a vehicle windshield was considered as a case study. This paper refers mainly to the validation phase of the project and in particular to the deformation measurements on a windshield of a FIAT 'Brava' using fiber Bragg gratings. The results were compared with data collected by using strain gauges and thermocouples. A brief description of the manufacturing and characterization of the grating and of the interrogation system is also provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4763, European Workshop on Smart Structures in Engineering and Technology, (13 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.508796
Show Author Affiliations
Paolo Castelli, Istituto RTM SpA (Italy)
Riccardo Falciai, CNR (Italy)
Roberta Galli, Istituto RTM SpA (Italy)
Nadia Mattiucci, Ctr. Ricerche Fiat (Italy)
Nereo Pallaro, Ctr. Ricerche Fiat (Italy)
Cosimo Trono, IFAC-CNR (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4763:
European Workshop on Smart Structures in Engineering and Technology
Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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