26 April 1996 Fatigue strength of glass reinforced polyester (GRP) laminates with embedded optical fibers
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Abstract
The effect of embedded optical fibers on the static and fatigue interlaminar shear strength of a glass reinforced polyester laminate is evaluated. Seventy identical specimens with and without embedded optical fibers were tested researching more than 500,000 cycles in some cases. It was found that the optical fiber does not have a negative influence on the laminate, neither static nor in fatigue. These tests were included into a project to develop smart wind turbine blades.
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J. Alfredo Guemes, J. Alfredo Guemes, Jose Manuel Menendez, Jose Manuel Menendez, } "Fatigue strength of glass reinforced polyester (GRP) laminates with embedded optical fibers", Proc. SPIE 2779, 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Materials and 3rd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (26 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237115; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.237115
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