Translator Disclaimer
16 April 2001 Normal and Weibull probability distribution applied to test results of ribbons under two-point bending
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
The fiber to the home technology is already in use and more fibers are necessary to carry all the demanded information. Ribbon optical cable, present in the market since the seventy’s, is the right technology to support those needs. Ribboned fiber mechanical strength is currently characterized using tensile tests, where the required handling affects the results. In this study, we demonstrate the use of two-point bending tests to characterize ribbon strength. By this method, handling was minimized and samples aged in harsh environments could be tested. Normal and Weibull Probability Distributions were used to characterize and compare the strength of two ribbons, and of the fibers used to construct them. Both distributions were efficient in describing the strength during an aging process done in harsh environment. Keywords: Ribbon Cable, Two-Point Bending, Dynamic Fatigue, Weibull, Normal.
© (2001) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Gilberto M. Camilo and Bob James Overton "Normal and Weibull probability distribution applied to test results of ribbons under two-point bending", Proc. SPIE 4215, Optical Fiber and Fiber Component Mechanical Reliability and Testing, (16 April 2001); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424366
PROCEEDINGS
11 PAGES


SHARE
Advertisement
Advertisement
Back to Top