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Quartz and E-glass fiber self-sensing composites
Author(s): K. Zolfaghar; N. A. Khan; David Brooks; Simon A. Hayes; Tonguy Liu; J. Roca; J. Lander; Gerard Franklyn Fernando
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on developments in the field of self- sensing fiber reinforced composites. The reinforcing fibers have been surface treated to enable them to act as light guides for short distances. The reinforcing fiber light guides were embedded in carbon fiber reinforced epoxy prepregs and processed into composites. The resultant composite was termed the self-sensing composite as any damage to these fibers or its interface would result in the attenuation of the transmitted light. The self-sensing fibers were capable of detecting a 2 J impact.

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Date Published: 16 April 1998
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 3321, 1996 Symposium on Smart Materials, Structures, and MEMS, (16 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305565
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K. Zolfaghar, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)
N. A. Khan, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)
David Brooks, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)
Simon A. Hayes, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)
Tonguy Liu, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. Roca, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. Lander, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)
Gerard Franklyn Fernando, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3321:
1996 Symposium on Smart Materials, Structures, and MEMS
Vasu K. Aatre; Vijay K. Varadan; Vasundara V. Varadan, Editor(s)

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