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Abstract

We present recent work on fibre optic sensor systems for structural element characterisation and monitoring. Two particular applications areas currently under study are the characterization and testing of pultruded composite beams, and the shape reconstruction of composite panels. The motivation for these projects and their theoretical and experimental status are described. Fibre optic sensor systems to suit these applications have been developed. In particular, development of an all-fibre passive demodulation scheme for in-fibre Bragg grating sensors is described.

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Authors: KENNY R P, JRC Ispra (IT);GUTIERREZ E, JRC Ispra (IT);LUCIA A C, JRC Ispra (IT);WHELAN M P, JRC Ispra (IT);GAIAZZI F, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 3rd Pacific Northwest Fibre Optic Sensor Workshop, Oregan (US), May 6-7, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as paper EN 40524 ORA
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