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Title: Multi-component force measurement using embedded fiber Bragg grating
Authors: Bhalla, S.
Suresh, Rupali
Tjin, Swee Chuan
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering::Optics, optoelectronics, photonics
Issue Date: 2008
Source: Suresh, R., Tjin, S. C., & Bhalla, S. (2008). Multi-component force measurement using embedded fiber Bragg grating. Optics & Laser Technology, 41(4), 431-440.
Series/Report no.: Optics & laser technology
Abstract: The development of new fiber Bragg grating (FBG)-based multi-component force sensors is described. A two-component and a three-component force sensor have been fabricated and tested. The two-component force sensor measures the normal and the longitudinal shear component of the force. The three-component force sensor measures the normal, the longitudinal shear and the transverse shear component, and thus provides the magnitude as well as the direction of the force in the three-dimensional space. In the two-component sensor, one FBG is embedded rectilinearly and another non-rectilinearly within carbon composite layer. In the three-component force sensor, one FBG is embedded rectilinearly and two mutually perpendicular FBGs non-rectilinearly within the carbon composite layer. This paper presents the basic sensor structure and the proof-of-concept experimental demonstration of the two sensors. Force measurement within the range 0–15 N has been successfully conducted within 10% deviation.
ISSN: 0030-3992
DOI: 10.1016/j.optlastec.2008.08.004
Schools: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
Research Centres: Photonics Research Centre 
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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