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Feasibility of integrated optical fibre sensors for condition monitoring of composite structures, part II : combination of Bragg-sensors and acoustic emission detection

Wim De Waele (UGent) , Joris Degrieck (UGent) , Patrick De Baets (UGent) , Wim Moerman (UGent) and Luc Taerwe (UGent)
(2003) INSIGHT. 45(8). p.542-546, 553
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This paper discusses the possibility of continuously monitoring the mechanical behaviour of composite structures by means of optical fibre sensors. In the first paper* some basic principles of optical fibre sensors in general and Bragg-sensors in particular have been briefly reported. Experimental results showed that optical fibre Bragg-sensors are much more reliable compared to traditionally used electrical-resistance strain gauges. In the introduction to this second paper, the discussion is extended to the broader context of condition monitoring. Filament wound pressure vessels have again been used as a representative composite structure. Instrumentation of the vessel consisted of an embedded Bragg-sensor, an acoustic emission detector and a pressure transducer. The results of a burst pressure experiment are discussed in this second paper. In this 'fully monitored' experiment, Bragg-sensors are used for strain monitoring and damage is monitored through acoustic emission detection. With additional research effort, and provided that adequate tools for the simulation of a degrading fibre-reinforced structure become available, permanent condition monitoring of critical structures can become realistic in the near future. The Bragg-sensor type can be considered a key instrument for monitoring applications of composite structures, provided that they become available at economically interesting prices.

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De Waele, Wim, Joris Degrieck, Patrick De Baets, Wim Moerman, and Luc Taerwe. 2003. “Feasibility of Integrated Optical Fibre Sensors for Condition Monitoring of Composite Structures, Part II : Combination of Bragg-sensors and Acoustic Emission Detection.” Insight 45 (8): 542–546, 553.
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De Waele, W., Degrieck, J., De Baets, P., Moerman, W., & Taerwe, L. (2003). Feasibility of integrated optical fibre sensors for condition monitoring of composite structures, part II : combination of Bragg-sensors and acoustic emission detection. INSIGHT, 45(8), 542–546, 553.
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De Waele W, Degrieck J, De Baets P, Moerman W, Taerwe L. Feasibility of integrated optical fibre sensors for condition monitoring of composite structures, part II : combination of Bragg-sensors and acoustic emission detection. INSIGHT. 2003;45(8):542–6, 553.
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De Waele, Wim, Joris Degrieck, Patrick De Baets, et al. “Feasibility of Integrated Optical Fibre Sensors for Condition Monitoring of Composite Structures, Part II : Combination of Bragg-sensors and Acoustic Emission Detection.” INSIGHT 45.8 (2003): 542–546, 553. Print.
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  abstract     = {This paper discusses the possibility of continuously monitoring the mechanical behaviour of composite structures by means of optical fibre sensors. In the first paper* some basic principles of optical fibre sensors in general and Bragg-sensors in particular have been briefly reported. Experimental results showed that optical fibre Bragg-sensors are much more reliable compared to traditionally used electrical-resistance strain gauges. In the introduction to this second paper, the discussion is extended to the broader context of condition monitoring. Filament wound pressure vessels have again been used as a representative composite structure. Instrumentation of the vessel consisted of an embedded Bragg-sensor, an acoustic emission detector and a pressure transducer. The results of a burst pressure experiment are discussed in this second paper. In this 'fully monitored' experiment, Bragg-sensors are used for strain monitoring and damage is monitored through acoustic emission detection. With additional research effort, and provided that adequate tools for the simulation of a degrading fibre-reinforced structure become available, permanent condition monitoring of critical structures can become realistic in the near future. The Bragg-sensor type can be considered a key instrument for monitoring applications of composite structures, provided that they become available at economically interesting prices.},
  author       = {De Waele, Wim and Degrieck, Joris and De Baets, Patrick and Moerman, Wim and Taerwe, Luc},
  issn         = {1354-2575},
  journal      = {INSIGHT},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {542--546, 553},
  title        = {Feasibility of integrated optical fibre sensors for condition monitoring of composite structures, part II : combination of Bragg-sensors and acoustic emission detection},
  volume       = {45},
  year         = {2003},
}

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