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Composite Materials Monitoring Through Embedded Fibre Optics
Author(s): Roger Davidson; Dennis H. Bowen; Scott S. J. Roberts
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Paper Abstract

Because of the unique features of structural composites they are ideal materials to act as the basis of a new family of intelligent or smart materials, which can both sense and respond to changes in external parameters or internal integrity. This paper reviews some of the important materials issues and optical sensing problems to be solved in order to establish a practical nervous system based on fibre optic sensors embedded in composite materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1120, Fibre Optics '89, (29 October 1989);
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Roger Davidson, Harwell Laboratory (United Kingdom)
Dennis H. Bowen, Harwell Laboratory (United Kingdom)
Scott S. J. Roberts, Harwell Laboratory (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1120:
Fibre Optics '89
Peter McGeehin, Editor(s)

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