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Radial deformation measurement of a cylinder under compression using multicore fibre
Author(s): Amanda Fender; William N. MacPherson; Robert R. J. Maier; James S. Barton; Julian D. C. Jones; Kevin S. Ellis; Claire L. Leppard; Paul G. Blackwell; James R. Miller; Benjamin J. S. Jones; Scott McCulloch; Xianfeng Chen; Rui Suo; Lin Zhang
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Paper Abstract

A multicore fibre (MCF) sensor to measure the radial deformation of a compliant cylinder under compression is presented. The sensor is connectorised and need not be permanently bonded to the test object. A differential measurement technique using FBGs written into the MCF makes the sensor temperature insensitive. FBG measurement of axial strain of a cylinder under compression is also reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7004, 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 70040G (16 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.785820
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Amanda Fender, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
William N. MacPherson, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Robert R. J. Maier, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
James S. Barton, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Julian D. C. Jones, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Kevin S. Ellis, AWE Plc (United Kingdom)
Claire L. Leppard, AWE Plc (United Kingdom)
Paul G. Blackwell, AWE Plc (United Kingdom)
James R. Miller, AWE Plc (United Kingdom)
Benjamin J. S. Jones, AWE Plc (United Kingdom)
Scott McCulloch, AWE Plc (United Kingdom)
Xianfeng Chen, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Rui Suo, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
Lin Zhang, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7004:
19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
David Sampson; Stephen Collins; Kyunghwan Oh; Ryozo Yamauchi, Editor(s)

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