Development of an Optic Fibre Sensor System for Acoustic Emission Sensing in FRP
In this study an optic fibre system for health monitoring of fibre reinforced plastics was developed. It is based on the detection of acoustic emission (AE) waves in a loaded material. A low-finesse Fabry-Pérot interferometer sensor is used as alternative to the conventional piezoelectric transducers for AE waves sensing. An original procedure for optical fibre sensor interrogation is proposed.
Paula Maria Vilarinho
R. de Oliveira, O. Frazão, J. L. Santos, A. T. Marques, "Development of an Optic Fibre Sensor System for Acoustic Emission Sensing in FRP", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 514-516, pp. 794-798, 2006