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A novel photoelectric system for optical intelligent structure health monitoring
Author(s): Zhimin Zhao; Linfeng Guo; Yongfei Hou; Junyan Ma; Kaisheng Wang
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents details of a novel photoelectric system for intelligent structural health monitoring in aircrafts. Through light intensity-based experiments about loads and damages of an aircraft composite structure conducted in this paper, the potential for structural health monitoring of the composite material is discussed. Firstly, the paper demonstrates the design of a novel photoelectric system including an optical part and a circuit part. The former part consists of a light resource group and fiber optical sensors. And the latter part of this system is composed of a monitoring host and a computer, both of which work together under the instructions given by self-designed software. The schematic hardware diagram and the flow chart of the main program of the software are specified in this paper. In order to assess the monitoring effect, the loads experiments are carried out at different locations of a test object in which special optical fibers are buried. Finally, the degrees of loads and damages are measured and the experimental results are discussed. Results obtained offer feasibilities of employing the proposed photoelectric system as a monitoring device for load and damage detection in intelligent composite structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 January 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6414, Smart Structures, Devices, and Systems III, 64141I (8 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.694949
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Zhimin Zhao, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Linfeng Guo, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Yongfei Hou, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Junyan Ma, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)
Kaisheng Wang, Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6414:
Smart Structures, Devices, and Systems III
Said F. Al-Sarawi, Editor(s)

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