Fiber Bragg grating sensors (FBG) were embedded into the CF/PPS laminates to demonstrate the monitoring of the press forming of the L-shaped CFRTPs (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics). In-plane strain of the flexion represented a unique change from contact with the flat plate to position of bottom dead center. Residual strains along the FBG are able to evaluate directly, which is mainly caused by cooling part of the press forming process. Moreover a non-axisymmetric strain in the FBG was evaluated at the flexion. Fiber-optic sensing probably become beneficent technology to improve a press forming process of CFRTPs.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
|Event||6th Asia Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, APWSHM 2016 - Hobart, Australia|
Duration: 7 Dec 2016 → 9 Dec 2016
- fiber Bragg grating
- press forming
- thermoplastic composites