Accession Number:

ADA310302

Title:

Mechanics of Smart Structures.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL CENTER FOR QUALITY ENGINEERING AND FAILURE PREV ENTION

Report Date:

1996-02-16

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

This work deals with the development of fiber-optic ultrasound sensors. A frequency-stabilized fiber-optic fabry-perot FST-FOFP sensor has been devised. The sensor has been used to detect pzt and laser-generated ultrasound. Applications to flaw detection have been demonstrated. Theoretical calculations have been performed to obtain the frequency response of the FSI-FOFP embedded in epoxy, and the calculations have been verified experimentally.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE