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Fiber Optic Sensors For The Nondestructive Evaluation Of Composite Materials
Author(s): G. Meltz; J. R. Dunphy
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Paper Abstract

Twin-core and polarimetric fiber optic sensors have been embedded in composite plates and used to measure subsurface flexural and compressive bearing strains. Residual thermal stresses have been observed by measuring the change in the twin-core crosstalk with wave-length near the antisymmetric mode cutoff and subsurface crack initiation and growth has been detected with a subsurface twin-core sensor in a pin-loaded bolt hole fatigue test.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 January 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0566, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors III, (3 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.949782
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G. Meltz, United Technologies Research Center (United States)
J. R. Dunphy, United Technologies Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0566:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors III
Emery L. Moore; O. Glenn Ramer, Editor(s)

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