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A photonic crystal fibre based polarimetric sensor for cure monitoring of magnetorhelogical smart composite material

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A buffer stripped high birefringent photonic crystal fibre based polarimetric sensor is developed for monitoring the curing process of magnetorheological elastomer (MRE) smart composite material. Using the developed sensor, different phases of the MRE curing process are clearly visible from the phase shift variation of the embedded polarisation maintaining photonic crystal fibre (PM-PCF) sensor. During the curing process, the buffer stripped PM-PCF exhibits a stress/strain induced phase shift variation from 0 to 1.98 rad. This is a significantly large phase change, which can be used to very clearly identify the different stages in the curing process. For comparison, a fibre Bragg grating sensor is also used for monitoring the internal strain during the curing process and its response does not allow one to reliably distinguish all the curing stages. The present investigation offers a simple non-destructive method to monitor the curing process of MRE smart composite material.

UOW Authors


  •   Ramakrishnan, Manjusha (external author)
  •   Rajan, Ginu
  •   Semenova, Yuliya (external author)
  •   Zhou, Yanfen (external author)
  •   Jerrams, S (external author)
  •   Farrell, Gerald (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • M. Ramakrishnan, G. Rajan, Y. Semenova, Y. Zhou, S. Jerrams & G. farrell, "A photonic crystal fibre based polarimetric sensor for cure monitoring of magnetorhelogical smart composite material," Electronics Letters, vol. 50, (15) pp. 1083-1084, 2014.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84904281472

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4292

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 1083

End Page


  • 1084

Volume


  • 50

Issue


  • 15

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • A buffer stripped high birefringent photonic crystal fibre based polarimetric sensor is developed for monitoring the curing process of magnetorheological elastomer (MRE) smart composite material. Using the developed sensor, different phases of the MRE curing process are clearly visible from the phase shift variation of the embedded polarisation maintaining photonic crystal fibre (PM-PCF) sensor. During the curing process, the buffer stripped PM-PCF exhibits a stress/strain induced phase shift variation from 0 to 1.98 rad. This is a significantly large phase change, which can be used to very clearly identify the different stages in the curing process. For comparison, a fibre Bragg grating sensor is also used for monitoring the internal strain during the curing process and its response does not allow one to reliably distinguish all the curing stages. The present investigation offers a simple non-destructive method to monitor the curing process of MRE smart composite material.

UOW Authors


  •   Ramakrishnan, Manjusha (external author)
  •   Rajan, Ginu
  •   Semenova, Yuliya (external author)
  •   Zhou, Yanfen (external author)
  •   Jerrams, S (external author)
  •   Farrell, Gerald (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • M. Ramakrishnan, G. Rajan, Y. Semenova, Y. Zhou, S. Jerrams & G. farrell, "A photonic crystal fibre based polarimetric sensor for cure monitoring of magnetorhelogical smart composite material," Electronics Letters, vol. 50, (15) pp. 1083-1084, 2014.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84904281472

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4292

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 1083

End Page


  • 1084

Volume


  • 50

Issue


  • 15

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom