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Fibre-Optic Impact Damage Detection Of Composite Materials
Author(s): R. M. Measures; N. D. W. Glossop; J. Lymer; S. Dubois; W. Tsaw; J. West; R. C. Tennyson
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Paper Abstract

The development of a fibre-optic based damage assessment system for composite material structures requires a base of knowledge that to date is not available in the literature. We report on several advances that will contribute towards the development of "structurally imbedded fibre optic damage evaluation" (SIFODE) technology. These include: devising a special surface treatment that allows control of the damage sensitivity of the optical fibres, determining their optimum orientation with respect to the material fibres in the adjacent plies and their depth in regard to an impact surface. The influence of the imbedded optical fibres on the strength and impact resistance of the composite material has also been investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1988
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0949, Fibre Optics '88, (21 September 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947537
Show Author Affiliations
R. M. Measures, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (Canada)
N. D. W. Glossop, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (Canada)
J. Lymer, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (Canada)
S. Dubois, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (Canada)
W. Tsaw, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (Canada)
J. West, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (Canada)
R. C. Tennyson, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0949:
Fibre Optics '88
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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