Effect of static, dynamic, thermal, and humidity loading on fatigue life of fiber optic cables

@inproceedings{ElSabbagh2004EffectOS,
  title={Effect of static, dynamic, thermal, and humidity loading on fatigue life of fiber optic cables},
  author={A. El-Sabbagh and Amr M. Baz},
  booktitle={SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring},
  year={2004}
}
Health monitoring of aircraft structures with optical fiber sensors requires that the fibers remain functional for the lifetime of these structures as repairs are generally very costly and time consuming. Thus, the feasibility of using optical fibers in various aircraft structures depends heavily on the durability of these fibers under adverse loading conditions. It is well known that silica optical fibers are vulnerable to applied mechanical and thermal loads that make flaws grow rapidly and… 
Stability and reliability of fiber optic measurement systems: basic conditions for successful long term structural health monitoring
TLDR
The issue of the fatigue property of optic fiber is discussed and other long term structural health monitoring issues such as life of fiber, strain transfer process from fiber core to coating, calibration of fiber and selection of fiber are discussed based on the experiments carried out for successful implementation of long term health monitoring of civil structures.

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