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Interface transferring mechanism and error modification of OFBG strain sensor based on mono-scalar isotropic damage constitutive model
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the interface transferring mechanism and error modification of the Optical Fiber Bragg Grating (OFBG) sensors based on the mono-scalar isotropic damage constitutive model. The OFBG sensor is made up of optical fiber and encapsulated materials which include protective coating, adhesive layer et al. The accuracy of OFBG sensor is highly dependent on the physical and mechanical properties of the optical fiber and encapsulated materials. The encapsulated materials were regarded as scatheless continuum in the prevenient researches and the elastic modulus, for example, the Young's modulus (E) or shear modulus (G), was keeping constant from the beginning to the end of transformations. However, there is lots of damage, such as microcracks, inclusions and voids, in the encapsulated materials. And these micro-defects can become cores, expand and joint up with together which induce the gradual bad in the materials. Hence, the modulus (E and G) is no longer assumed as a constant but as a variable with the damage. So the mono-scalar isotropic damage model (damage modulus D) is employed to describe the shear constitutive equation of the encapsulated materials along the optical fiber axes. The general expression of multilayer interface strain transferring mechanism of OFBG sensor is given based on the isotropic damage theory. And the error rate and error modification coefficient of OFBG sensor are obtained under the defining of average strains. The results indicate that the damage of encapsulated materials affects the interface strain transferring property of the OFBG sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6530, Sensor Systems and Networks: Phenomena, Technology, and Applications for NDE and Health Monitoring 2007, 65300Y (10 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.716121
Show Author Affiliations
Jilong Li, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Zhi Zhou, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Jinping Ou, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6530:
Sensor Systems and Networks: Phenomena, Technology, and Applications for NDE and Health Monitoring 2007
Kara J. Peters, Editor(s)

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