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Condition health monitoring of composite wound pressure vessels using fiber Bragg gratings
Author(s): Xiaojing Zhang; Boming Zhang; Zhanjun Wu
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Paper Abstract

Structure health monitoring refers to a real time and in situ monitoring system. It can diagnose the condition status of composite structure in time and effectively estimate the safety, increasing the reliability, extending the service life, at the same time, reducing the maintenance cost. In this paper, the sensing technology based on FBG sensors is employed to monitor the health of composite wound pressure vessel in service. Strain monitoring of the vessel in fatigue tests is carried out with the surface mounted FBG sensors. The experiment result shows that FBG sensors have several excellent performances: it has anti-fatigue capability to accurately measure the cycle strain; it is linear with the inner pressure and can be used as pressure sensor; the wavelength is diverged in the high stress gradient field, so the FBG can be used to measure the non-homogeneous strain field. Based on the fatigue damage mechanism of composite laminates and stiffness degradation model, the variation regularity of cycle strain of composite pressure vessel is studied and the residual stiffness during damage is obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6423, International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 64234K (1 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.780284
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Xiaojing Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Boming Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Zhanjun Wu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6423:
International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering

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