Static fatigue life of silica optical fibers and the significance of fiber coating and handling

@inproceedings{Skontorp2001StaticFL,
  title={Static fatigue life of silica optical fibers and the significance of fiber coating and handling},
  author={Arne Skontorp and J. Cammas},
  booktitle={SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring},
  year={2001}
}
Structural health monitoring with optical fiber sensors requires the embedded or surface bonded optical fibers and sensors to remain functional for the lifetime of the structure being monitored, as repairs are generally impossible. Thus, the feasibility of an embedded optical fiber monitoring concept depends heavily on the durability of the optical fiber. Processes that degrade the mechanical properties of these fibers are therefore of great concern. It is well known that silica optical fibers… 
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