Effectiveness and optimization of fiber Bragg grating sensor as embedded strain sensor

Liqun Tang, Xiaoming Tao, Chung Loong Choy

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The strain field of a host with embedded optic fiber is analysed under a uniform three-principal-strain load on a host in order to study the measurement effectiveness of a fiber Bragg grating sensor (FBGS) as an embedded strain sensor. Three indicators are defined to depict the strain measurement effectiveness of a fiber Bragg grating sensor embedded in a host. The numerical results present the strain distributions in the host, coating and optic fiber as functions of the elastic modulus of the coating and the geometrical parameters of the host. The effects of these parameters on the measurement effectiveness indicators are also studied and the optimal values of these parameters are suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-160
Number of pages7
JournalSmart Materials and Structures
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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