Modelling heat transfer through an FBG optical fibre

Schubel, P. and Umer, R. and Boateng, E. K. G. (2018) Modelling heat transfer through an FBG optical fibre. Composites Part A : Applied Science and Manufacturing, 109. pp. 184-196. ISSN 1359-835X


This paper presents a new approach to model heat transfer through an optical fibre. Three thermal strain modelling procedures were evaluated for coated and uncoated FBG optical fibres, considering different layers of sensors that effect strain measurements. The compensation factors required for strain measurements were investigated. The acrylate coating was found unsuitable for thermosetting polymers due to low Tg whereas, polyimide coating was appropriate for cure monitoring due to high Tg than most thermoset resins. Three types of thermal strain models were simulated, and the results were compared with experiments. The heat transfer through the core of an optical fibre was found negligible relative to glass cladding and the coating layers. It was found that thermal strains induced by the glass cladding and protective layers become more dominant as the heating rate and temperature range increases. The uncoated FBGs were found to give better accuracy for high temperature applications.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2019 02:35
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 01:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: multifunctional composites; cure behaviour; analytical modelling; process monitoring
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8699 Other Manufacturing > 869999 Manufacturing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2018.02.031

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