20 April 2016 Fiber optic approach for detecting corrosion
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Corrosion is a multi-billion dollar problem faced by industry. The ability to monitor the hidden metallic structure of an aircraft for corrosion could result in greater availability of existing aircraft fleets. Silica exposed-core microstructured optical fiber sensors are inherently suited towards this application, as they are extremely lightweight, robust, and suitable both for distributed measurements and for embedding in otherwise inaccessible corrosion-prone areas. By functionalizing the fiber with chemosensors sensitive to corrosion by-products, we demonstrate in-situ kinetic measurements of accelerated corrosion in simulated aluminum aircraft joints.
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Roman Kostecki, Roman Kostecki, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Claire Davis, Claire Davis, Grant McAdam, Grant McAdam, Tianyu Wang, Tianyu Wang, Tanya M. Monro, Tanya M. Monro, } "Fiber optic approach for detecting corrosion", Proc. SPIE 9803, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2016, 98031I (20 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2219496; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2219496

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