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Damage detection in structural materials using a polarimetric fiber optic sensor

Thursby, G.J. and Sorazu, B.L. and Dong, F. and Betz, D. and Culshaw, B. (2003) Damage detection in structural materials using a polarimetric fiber optic sensor. In: Smart Structures and Materials 2003 Conference, 2003-03-02 - 2003-03-06, San Diego.

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Abstract

We describe a novel but simple method of detecting Lamb waves through the measurement of the changes in the polarimetric state of light propagating through an optical fibre which has been either embedded into or bonded onto the plate to be tested. The directional properties of the sensor are described, as is its ability to detect a hole produced in the plate. We also show how the relative sizes of the detected signal amplitudes from the source PZT and from the hole vary according to the alignment of the source with the sensor axis.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 38468
Keywords: optical fibre sensors, NDT , polarimetry, damage detection, structural materials, polarimetric, fiber optic sensor, fibre optic sensor, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2012 16:16
    Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 15:14
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/38468

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