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Tension and compression measurements in composite utility poles using fiber optic grating sensors
Author(s): Eric Udd; Kelli Corona-Bittick; Kerry T. Slattery; Donald James Dorr
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Paper Abstract

Composite utility poles have the potential to overcome many of the limitations of wooden poles that are currently widely used. Significant advantages include superior strength and uniformity, light weight for ease of deployment, the ability to be recycled reducing hazardous waste associated with chemically treated wooden poles, and compatibility with embedded fiber optic sensors allowing structural loads to be monitored. This paper describes the usage of fiber optic grating sensors to support structural testing of a 22 foot composite pole.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2574, Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop, (20 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207761
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Eric Udd, Blue Road Research (United States)
Kelli Corona-Bittick, Production Products (United States)
Kerry T. Slattery, Washington Univ. (United States)
Donald James Dorr, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2574:
Pacific Northwest Fiber Optic Sensor Workshop
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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