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Monitoring Composites with Optical Fiber Sensor Systems



Richard~undefined~undefined~undefined~undefined~undefined Parnas, Joy Dunkers, R A. Neff


An inexpensive optical fiber has been interfaced with high-speed fluorescence and near infrared spectrometers to provide real-time monitoring of fast-reacting systems. Cure monitoring measurements were conducted in high volume fraction, glass reinforced composites with both an epoxy-amine system and a fast curing (<3 min gel time) polyurethane-isocyanurate system. Optical theory was applied to understand the response of evanescent wave optical fiber sensors.
ANTEC Conference Proceedings


composites, fluorescence, monitoring, near infrared, optical fiber sensor


Parnas, R. , Dunkers, J. and Neff, R. (1998), Monitoring Composites with Optical Fiber Sensor Systems, ANTEC Conference Proceedings, [online], (Accessed June 7, 2023)
Created April 25, 1998, Updated October 12, 2021