Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1989 12:00 AM

Description

We present recent experimental verification of a new in-situ fiber optic sensor [1] for detecting the curing of thermoset composites. This device is sensitive to the difference between the refractive index of the curing polymer matrix within the composite and that of a fully-cured reference fiber made of the same thermoset material. The method is indifferent to temperature variations imposed during the cure process.

Volume

8B

Chapter

Chapter 7: Engineered Materials

Section

"Smart" Structures

Pages

1467-1472

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-0817-1_184

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Fiber Optic Cure Sensor for Thermoset Composites

La Jolla, CA

We present recent experimental verification of a new in-situ fiber optic sensor [1] for detecting the curing of thermoset composites. This device is sensitive to the difference between the refractive index of the curing polymer matrix within the composite and that of a fully-cured reference fiber made of the same thermoset material. The method is indifferent to temperature variations imposed during the cure process.