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Fiber optic vibration sensor for high-power electric machines realized using 3D printing technology
Author(s): Bojan Igrec; Marko Bosiljevac; Zvonimir Sipus; Dubravko Babic; Smiljko Rudan
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this work was to demonstrate a lightweight and inexpensive fiber-optic vibration sensor, built using 3D printing technology, for high-power electric machines and similar applications. The working principle is based on modulating the light intensity using a blade attached to a bendable membrane. The sensor prototype was manufactured using PolyJet Matrix technology with DM 8515 Grey 35 Polymer. The sensor shows linear response, expected bandwidth (< 150 Hz), and from our measurements we estimated the damping ratio for used polymer to be ζ ≈ 0.019. The developed prototype is simple to assemble, adjust, calibrate and repair.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9754, Photonic Instrumentation Engineering III, 975410 (15 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2211578
Show Author Affiliations
Bojan Igrec, Univ. of Zagreb (Croatia)
Marko Bosiljevac, Univ. of Zagreb (Croatia)
Zvonimir Sipus, Univ. of Zagreb (Croatia)
Dubravko Babic, Univ. of Zagreb (Croatia)
Smiljko Rudan, Univ. of Zagreb (Croatia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9754:
Photonic Instrumentation Engineering III
Yakov G. Soskind; Craig Olson, Editor(s)

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