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Monitoring and modeling the diffusion profile in a thermosetting resin
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Paper Abstract

At the previous SPIE conference in San Diego (2008), the authors presented and compared a range of low-cost optical fibre sensors for monitoring the cross-linking process of a thermosetting resin. The same sensor was used subsequently to monitor and quantify the diffusion of water in the cross-linked polymer. The current paper presents recent data on the deployment of an array of low-cost fibre-optic sensors to monitor the water diffusion front. The data obtained from the sensors are compared with conventional gravimetric measurements and theoretical predictions for the diffusion profile for water ingress in a cross-linked epoxy/amine resin system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7293, Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems 2009, 729319 (7 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817619
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Ramani S. Mahendran, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Rongsheng Chen, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Stephen N. Kukureka, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Gerard F. Fernando, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7293:
Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems 2009
Norbert G. Meyendorf; Kara J. Peters; Wolfgang Ecke, Editor(s)

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