Radial deformation measurement of a cylinder under compression using multicore fibre

Fender, Amanda, MacPherson, William N., Maier, Robert R.J., Barton, James S., Jones, Julian D.C., Ellis, Kevin S., Leppard, Claire L., Blackwell, Paul G., Miller, James R., Jones, Benjamin J.S., McCulloch, Scott, Chen, Xianfeng F., Suo, Rui and Zhang, Lin (2008). Radial deformation measurement of a cylinder under compression using multicore fibre. IN: 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors. Sampson, David; Collins, Stephen; Oh, Kyunghwan and Yamauchi, Ryozo (eds) SPIE proceedings, 7004 . SPIE.

Abstract

A multicore fibre (MCF) sensor to measure the radial deformation of a compliant cylinder under compression is presented. The sensor is connectorised and need not be permanently bonded to the test object. A differential measurement technique using FBGs written into the MCF makes the sensor temperature insensitive. FBG measurement of axial strain of a cylinder under compression is also reported.

Additional Information: Amanda Fender ; William N. MacPherson ; Robert R. J. Maier ; James S. Barton ; Julian D. C. Jones ; Kevin S. Ellis ; Claire L. Leppard ; Paul G. Blackwell ; James R. Miller ; Benjamin J. S. Jones ; Scott McCulloch ; Xianfeng Chen ; Rui Suo and Lin Zhang, "Radial deformation measurement of a cylinder under compression using multicore fibre", David Sampson ; Stephen Collins ; Kyunghwan Oh and Ryozo Yamauchi (eds) Proc. SPIE 7004, 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 70040G (May 16, 2008). Copyright 2008 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.785820
Event Title: 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Perth
Event Dates: 2008-04-14 - 2008-04-18
Uncontrolled Keywords: photonics, Fibre Bragg gratings, multicore, radial deformation, compression, curvature, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics
ISBN: 978-0-8194-7204-5
Published Date: 2008-05-16
Authors: Fender, Amanda
MacPherson, William N.
Maier, Robert R.J.
Barton, James S.
Jones, Julian D.C.
Ellis, Kevin S.
Leppard, Claire L.
Blackwell, Paul G.
Miller, James R.
Jones, Benjamin J.S.
McCulloch, Scott
Chen, Xianfeng F.
Suo, Rui
Zhang, Lin

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