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Mechanisms of signal coupling to optical fiber for FBG sensor detection of Lamb waves
Author(s): Junghyun Wee; Drew Hackney; Philip Bradford; Kara Peters
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Paper Abstract

One of the major challenges when using fiber Bragg grating sensors (FBGs) to detect Lamb wave or acoustic emission signals in structures is the low sensitivity of these sensors to surface waves propagating in the structure. The authors have previously demonstrated that remote bonding of the optical fiber away from the FBG can increase the measured signal amplitude. In this paper we investigate the potential mechanisms for this increase through finite element simulations and demonstrate that the shear lag effect through the adhesive is the major source of the signal amplitude difference between the direct and remote bonding cases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 103230E (23 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263278
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Junghyun Wee, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Drew Hackney, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Philip Bradford, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Kara Peters, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10323:
25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Youngjoo Chung; Wei Jin; Byoungho Lee; John Canning; Kentaro Nakamura; Libo Yuan, Editor(s)

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