OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 4631–4639

Fiber Bragg grating-based plane strain monitoring of aerostat envelope structures

Ji-an Chen, Di Huang, Hai-tao Zhao, Quan-bao Wang, Ye Qiu, and Deng-ping Duan  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 19, pp. 4631-4639 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.004631


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (707 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A theoretical analysis of fiber Bragg grating (FBG)-based plane strain monitoring of aerostat envelope structures is presented. Plane strain analysis of FBG-based aerostat envelope structures is much more complex than the case along the axis of the optical fiber because the effect of transverse stress on the FBG should be taken into consideration. To achieve accurate strain measurement of the aerostat envelope, a theoretical model is set up by using two perpendicular fibers in the monitoring. An analytical formula that evaluates the relationship between the strain measured by FBG sensors and the real one in the aerostat envelope is established. On the other hand, the real strain of aerostat envelope strain is affected by two unknown parameters, axial transfer rate KL and the radial transfer rate KR. An equation is derived to calculate the axial transfer rate KL. Then, the finite element method results show that KR is a very small value, but it cannot be ignored in accurate measurement. This paper would lay a theoretical groundwork for the research and design of FBG sensors in the structural health monitoring of aerostat envelope structures.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2013
Published: June 26, 2013

Citation
Ji-an Chen, Di Huang, Hai-tao Zhao, Quan-bao Wang, Ye Qiu, and Deng-ping Duan, "Fiber Bragg grating-based plane strain monitoring of aerostat envelope structures," Appl. Opt. 52, 4631-4639 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-19-4631


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. D. Huang, H. Zhao, Y. Qiu, and J. Chen, “Modeling and simulation analysis of stratospheric aerostat envelop,” Comput. Simul. 30, 150–153 (2013).
  2. M. D. Todd, G. A. Johnson, and S. T. Vohra, “Deployment of a fiber Bragg grating-based measurement system in a structural health monitoring application,” Smart Mater. Struc. 10, 534–539 (2001). [CrossRef]
  3. H. Zhao, Q. Wang, Y. Qiu, J. Chen, Y. Wang, and Z. Fan, “Strain transfer of surface-bonded fiber Bragg grating sensors for aerostat envelope structural health monitoring,” J. Zhejiang Univ. Sci. A 13, 538–548 (2012).
  4. R. B. Wagreich, W. A. Atia, H. Singh, and J. S. Sirkis, “Effects of diametric load on fibre Bragg gratings fabricated in low birefringent fibre,” Electron. Lett. 32, 1223–1224 (1996). [CrossRef]
  5. R. Gafsi and M. A. El-Sherif, “Analysis of induced-birefringence effects on fiber Bragg gratings,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 6, 299–323 (2000). [CrossRef]
  6. J. Zhao, X. Zhang, Y. Huang, and X. Ren, “Experimental analysis of birefringence effects on fiber Bragg gratings induced by lateral compression,” Opt. Commun. 229, 203–207 (2004). [CrossRef]
  7. G. Luyckx, E. Voet, N. Lammens, and J. Degrieck, “Strain measurements of composite laminates with embedded fibre Bragg gratings: criticism and opportunities for research,” Sensors 11, 384–408 (2011). [CrossRef]
  8. K. T. Lau, “Fibre-optic sensors and smart composites for concrete applications,” Mag. Concr. Res. 55, 19–34 (2003). [CrossRef]
  9. R. V. Steenkiste and L. Kollar, “Effect of the coating on the stresses and strains in an embedded fiber optic sensor,” J. Compos. Mater. 32, 1680–1711 (1998). [CrossRef]
  10. K. Nagano, S. Kawakami, and S. Nishida, “Change of the refractive index in an optical fiber due to external forces,” Appl. Opt. 17, 2080–2085 (1978). [CrossRef]
  11. W. Morey, G. Meltz, and W. Glenn, “Fiber optic Bragg grating sensors,” Fiber Optic Laser Sensors 1169, 98–107 (1989).
  12. A. Kersey, M. Davis, H. Patrick, M. LeBlanc, K. Koo, C. Askins, M. Putnam, and E. Friebele, “Fiber grating sensors,” J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 1442–1463 (1997). [CrossRef]
  13. M. Lai, D. Karalekas, and J. Botsis, “On the effects of the lateral strains on the fiber Bragg grating response,” Sensors 13, 2631–2644 (2013). [CrossRef]
  14. C. Liu, P. Chen, H. Li, and H. Tu, “Application of the fiber Bragg grating transverse effect in measurement of plain strain,” Opt. Optoelectron. Technol. 6, 29–32 (2008).
  15. D. C. Betz, G. Thursby, B. Culshaw, and W. J. Staszewski, “Advanced layout of a fiber Bragg grating strain gague rosette,” J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 1019–1026 (2006). [CrossRef]
  16. Q. Wang, Y. Qiu, H. Zhao, J. Chen, Y. Wang, and Z. Fan, “Analysis of strain transfer of six-layer surface-bonded fiber Bragg gratings,” Appl. Opt. 51, 4129–4138 (2012). [CrossRef]
  17. F. Ansari and Y. Libo, “Mechanics of bond and interface shear transfer in optical fiber sensors,” J. Eng. Mech. 124, 385–394 (1998). [CrossRef]
  18. D. S. Li, H. N. Li, L. Ren, and G. B. Song, “Strain transferring analysis of fiber Bragg grating sensors,” Opt. Eng. 45, 024402 (2006). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited