The Preliminary Research on the Coating of FBG Embedded in Composites used in Large Aircraft
The optical fibers with epoxy acrylates and urethane acrylates UV-curable coatings were embedded in composites. It’s found that after high-temperature heated, when the coating’s glass transition temperature was higher than the heating temperature, the microstructure of the coating would not change, but when the coating’s glass transition temperature was lower than the heating temperature, the coating would detached from optical fiber. FBG (fiber Bragg grating) sensors with coating and naked FBG (without coating) sensors were embedded in composite materials to monitor impacting damage. It was found that when the coating broke away from the optical fiber which was embedded in the composites, the sensitivity of the FBG sensors would reduce.
Zhong Cao, Xueqiang Cao, Lixian Sun, Yinghe He
Y. Z. Yin et al., "The Preliminary Research on the Coating of FBG Embedded in Composites used in Large Aircraft", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 239-242, pp. 540-543, 2011