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Numerical and experimental investigation of FBG strain response at cryogenic temperatures

Venkatesan, V. N.; Ramalingam, R.

Strain response of FBG sensors are investigated at various temperatures from 298 K to 4.2 K. Numerical modelling is carried out for acrylate coated, substrate-free fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors at room temperature of 298 K and cryogenic temperatures of 77 K, 10 K and 4.2 K. A 1550 nm Bragg wavelength (λB) FBG sensor is modelled and simulated for applied strain (ε) ranging from 0 to 800 µm/m. The Bragg wavelength shifts (ΔλB) thus obtained are compared with the experimentally investigated values obtained by subjecting the FBG sensor to axial strain, with its sensing part not being bonded to any surface. The MTS25 tensile machine with a cryostat under vacuum conditions (10-4 mbar pressure) is used for the experiments and the required temperatures are maintained using liquid Nitrogen (LN2) and compressed Helium gas (He). The Bragg wavelength shift (ΔλB) versus induced strain (ε) is regressed with a linear polynomial function and the strain sensitivity obtained in both the cases are discussed.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technische Physik (ITEP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/171/1/012133
ISSN: 1757-8981, 1757-899X
KITopen ID: 1000069488
Erschienen in IOP conference series / Materials science and engineering
Band 171
Heft 1
Seiten 012133
Lizenz CC BY 3.0 DE: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung 26th International Cryogenic Engineering Conference, ICEC 2016 and International Cryogenic Materials Conference 2016, ICMC 2016, New Delhi, IND, March 7-11, 2016
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