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Local strain monitoring study of offshore platform T shaped tubular joint using fiber Bragg grating sensors
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Paper Abstract

Complex stress monitoring test of big scale offshore platform T-shape tubular joint is designed and accomplished. To assist this study, a finite element model of the T-shape tubular joint is established to predict the complex strain distribution in the hot spot of the joint. Installation principle and scheme of FBG sensors are proposed. The right angle FBG strain rosette is developed to measure the principle strain, along with the strain distribution of the hot point, in comparison with results from strain gauges. The results show that FBG rosette can monitor the principle strain precisely, and single FBG sensor is acceptable for the hot point strain monitoring. A method is proposed to correct the FBG sensor measurement for its relatively long sensing gauge. Further experimental results show that a single FBG sensor with data correction can monitor the hot spot strain of the model. Static test using FBG sensors and strain gauges were designed and conducted, respectively. Results show that FBG sensors can precisely measure the axial force, the hot spot strain, and the local strain of the tubular joint model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6932, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2008, 69320E (8 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778695
Show Author Affiliations
Xuefeng Zhao, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Zhongdong Duan, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Jinping Ou, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6932:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2008
Masayoshi Tomizuka, Editor(s)

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