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In situ simultaneous strain and temperature measurement of adaptive composite materials using a fiber Bragg grating based sensor
Author(s): Hyuk-Jin Yoon; Daniele Marco Costantini; Veronique Michaud; Hans Georg Limberger; Jan-Anders Manson; Rene Paul Salathe; Chun-Gon Kim; Chang-Sun Hong
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Paper Abstract

An optical fiber sensor to simultaneously measure strain and temperature was designed and embedded into an adaptive composite laminate which exhibits a shape change upon thermal activation. The sensor is formed by two fiber Bragg gratings, which are written in optical fibers with different core dopants. The two gratings were spliced close to each other and a sensing element resulted with Bragg gratings of similar strain sensitivity but different response to temperature. This is due to the dependence of the fiber thermo-optic coefficient on core dopants and relative concentrations. The sensor was tested on an adaptive composite laminate made of unidirectional Kevlar-epoxy pre-preg plies. Several 150μm diameter pre-strained NiTiCu shape memory alloy wires were embedded in the composite laminate together with one fiber sensor. Simultaneous monitoring of strain and temperature during the curing process and activation in an oven was demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5758, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Smart Sensor Technology and Measurement Systems, (16 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.599075
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Hyuk-Jin Yoon, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Daniele Marco Costantini, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Veronique Michaud, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Hans Georg Limberger, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Jan-Anders Manson, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Rene Paul Salathe, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Chun-Gon Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Chang-Sun Hong, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5758:
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Smart Sensor Technology and Measurement Systems
Eric Udd; Daniele Inaudi, Editor(s)

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