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Thin and flexible polymer photonic sensor foils for monitoring composite structures

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Thin and flexible photonic sensor foils are proposed, fabricated and tested as a promising alternative for monitoring composite structures. Sensor foils are implemented using two different optical polymers and as such optimized for multi-axial sensing and embedding within composite materials respectively. It is first shown that those sensor foils allow multi-axial strain sensing by multiplexing a multitude of Bragg grating sensors in a rosette configuration. Secondly, those sensors can be realized in very thin foils (down to 50 μm) making them suitable for embedding in composite materials during their production. This was proven by visually inspecting and by testing the functionality of the embedded sensors. Finally, owing to their low Young’s modulus and flexibility, polymer sensor foils can be bent to small curvature radii and withstand large elongations. Herein, the sensors are bent down to a radius of 11 mm, and elongated by 1.4% without losing functionality.
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Bragg gratings, composites, foil, multi-axial strain sensors, polymer waveguides

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Missinne, Jeroen, Nuria Teigell Beneitez, Alfredo Lamberti, Gabriele Chiesura, Geert Luyckx, Marie-Aline Mattelin, Wim Van Paepegem, and Geert Van Steenberge. 2018. “Thin and Flexible Polymer Photonic Sensor Foils for Monitoring Composite Structures.” Advanced Engineering Materials  20 (2).
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Missinne, J., Teigell Beneitez, N., Lamberti, A., Chiesura, G., Luyckx, G., Mattelin, M.-A., Van Paepegem, W., et al. (2018). Thin and flexible polymer photonic sensor foils for monitoring composite structures. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATERIALS  , 20(2).
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Missinne J, Teigell Beneitez N, Lamberti A, Chiesura G, Luyckx G, Mattelin M-A, et al. Thin and flexible polymer photonic sensor foils for monitoring composite structures. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATERIALS  . Wiley-Blackwell; 2018;20(2).
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Missinne, Jeroen, Nuria Teigell Beneitez, Alfredo Lamberti, et al. “Thin and Flexible Polymer Photonic Sensor Foils for Monitoring Composite Structures.” ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATERIALS  20.2 (2018): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {Thin and flexible photonic sensor foils are proposed, fabricated and tested as a promising alternative for monitoring composite structures. Sensor foils are implemented using two different optical polymers and as such optimized for multi-axial sensing and embedding within composite materials respectively. It is first shown that those sensor foils allow multi-axial strain sensing by multiplexing a multitude of Bragg grating sensors in a rosette configuration. Secondly, those sensors can be realized in very thin foils (down to 50 \ensuremath{\mu}m) making them suitable for embedding in composite materials during their production. This was proven by visually inspecting and by testing the functionality of the embedded sensors. Finally, owing to their low Young{\textquoteright}s modulus and flexibility, polymer sensor foils can be bent to small curvature radii and withstand large elongations. Herein, the sensors are bent down to a radius of 11 mm, and elongated by 1.4\% without losing functionality. },
  articleno    = {1701127},
  author       = {Missinne, Jeroen and Teigell Beneitez, Nuria and Lamberti, Alfredo and Chiesura, Gabriele and Luyckx, Geert and Mattelin, Marie-Aline and Van Paepegem, Wim and Van Steenberge, Geert},
  issn         = {1438-1656},
  journal      = {ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATERIALS                                        },
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {5},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  title        = {Thin and flexible polymer photonic sensor foils for monitoring composite structures},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adem.201701127},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2018},
}

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