23 April 2017 Dynamic 3D strain measurements with embedded micro-structured optical fiber Bragg grating sensors during impact on a CFRP coupon
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Proceedings Volume 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors; 1032360 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2263193
Event: 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 2017, Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Abstract
Composite materials are increasingly used in aerospace applications, owing to their high strength-to-mass ratio. Such materials are nevertheless vulnerable to impact damage. It is therefore important to investigate the effects of impacts on composites. Here we embed specialty microstructured optical fiber Bragg grating based sensors inside a carbon fiber reinforced polymer, providing access to the 3D strain evolution within the composite during impact. We measured a maximum strain of -655 με along the direction of impact, and substantially lower values in the two in-plane directions. Such in-situ characterization can trigger insight in the development of impact damage in composites.
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Sidney Goossens, Sidney Goossens, Thomas Geernaert, Thomas Geernaert, Ben De Pauw, Ben De Pauw, Alfredo Lamberti, Alfredo Lamberti, Steve Vanlanduit, Steve Vanlanduit, Geert Luyckx, Geert Luyckx, Gabriele Chiesura, Gabriele Chiesura, Hugo Thienpont, Hugo Thienpont, Francis Berghmans, Francis Berghmans, } "Dynamic 3D strain measurements with embedded micro-structured optical fiber Bragg grating sensors during impact on a CFRP coupon", Proc. SPIE 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 1032360 (23 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263193; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2263193
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