Simultaneous 2D Strain Sensing Using Polymer Planar Bragg Gratings
AbstractWe demonstrate the application of polymer planar Bragg gratings for multi-axial strain sensing and particularly highlight simultaneous 2D strain measurement. A polymer planar Bragg grating (PPBG) fabricated with a single writing step in bulk polymethylmethacrylate is used for measuring both tensile and compressive strain at various angles. It is shown that the sensitivity of the PPBG strongly depends on the angle between the optical waveguide into which the grating is inscribed and the direction along which the mechanical load is applied. Additionally, a 2D PPBG fabricated by writing two Bragg gratings angularly displaced from each other into a single polymer platelet is bonded to a stainless steel plate. The two reflected wavelengths exhibit different sensitivities while tested toward tensile and compressive strain. These characteristics make 2D PPBG suitable for measuring multi-axial tensile and compressive strain. View Full-Text
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Rosenberger, M.; Eisenbeil, W.; Schmauss, B.; Hellmann, R. Simultaneous 2D Strain Sensing Using Polymer Planar Bragg Gratings. Sensors 2015, 15, 4264-4272.
Rosenberger M, Eisenbeil W, Schmauss B, Hellmann R. Simultaneous 2D Strain Sensing Using Polymer Planar Bragg Gratings. Sensors. 2015; 15(2):4264-4272.Chicago/Turabian Style
Rosenberger, Manuel; Eisenbeil, Waltraud; Schmauss, Bernhard; Hellmann, Ralf. 2015. "Simultaneous 2D Strain Sensing Using Polymer Planar Bragg Gratings." Sensors 15, no. 2: 4264-4272.