Strength variations in silica fibers

  title={Strength variations in silica fibers},
  author={Charles R. Kurkjian and Osman S. Gebizlioglu and Irfan Camlibel},
  booktitle={Optics East},
Since the classic paper of A. A. Griffith in 1920, questions have been asked about the variability of the strength of glass fibers as a function of composition and processing conditions. While Griffith apparently found that the strength of soda-lime-silica fibers increased as their diameter decreased, he also found that quite large-diameter silica fibers had strengths of the order of 6.9 GPa (1 X 106 psi). Since that time, almost all investigators have found very similar strength values for… 

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

  • A. El-SabbaghA. Baz
  • Physics
    SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring
  • 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