Investigation of a coated optical fiber strain sensor embedded in a linear strain matrix material

Libo Yuan, Li Min Zhou, Jingshen Wu

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

19 Citations (Scopus)


A theoretical model has been developed to study the mechanical behaviors of the interface between an embedded optical fiber with coating material and a linear strain matrix. The results show that the longitudinal stress and strain in the fiber optic sensor are different from that distributed in the host material and depend on the strain distribution and embedded length of the optical fiber as well as the material properties of the fiber coating. The distribution of interfacial shear strain between the coating and the glass fiber and the distribution of strain/stress of the glass fiber are given.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-260
Number of pages10
JournalOptics and Lasers in Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2001


  • Composite materials
  • Interfacial shear stress
  • Optical fiber
  • Smart structure
  • Strain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this