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Sensors 2015, 15(8), 18666-18713; doi:10.3390/s150818666

Fibre Optic Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring of Aircraft Composite Structures: Recent Advances and Applications

Department of Industrial Engineering—DIN, University of Bologna, Forlì 47121, Italy
Academic Editor: Vittorio M.N. Passaro
Received: 24 May 2015 / Revised: 3 July 2015 / Accepted: 23 July 2015 / Published: 30 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Sensors for Chemical, Biological and Industrial Applications)

Abstract

In-service structural health monitoring of composite aircraft structures plays a key role in the assessment of their performance and integrity. In recent years, Fibre Optic Sensors (FOS) have proved to be a potentially excellent technique for real-time in-situ monitoring of these structures due to their numerous advantages, such as immunity to electromagnetic interference, small size, light weight, durability, and high bandwidth, which allows a great number of sensors to operate in the same system, and the possibility to be integrated within the material. However, more effort is still needed to bring the technology to a fully mature readiness level. In this paper, recent research and applications in structural health monitoring of composite aircraft structures using FOS have been critically reviewed, considering both the multi-point and distributed sensing techniques. View Full-Text
Keywords: fibre optic sensors; fibre Bragg gratings; Brillouin scattering; Rayleigh scattering; lamb waves;  structural health monitoring; composite materials; smart structures; aerospace; aircraft fibre optic sensors; fibre Bragg gratings; Brillouin scattering; Rayleigh scattering; lamb waves;  structural health monitoring; composite materials; smart structures; aerospace; aircraft
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

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Di Sante, R. Fibre Optic Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring of Aircraft Composite Structures: Recent Advances and Applications. Sensors 2015, 15, 18666-18713.

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