O2.3 - A New Methodology for Fiber Optic Strain Gage Measurements and its Characterization

Jan Van Roosbroeck, J. Vlekken, E. Voet, M. Voet & C. Chojetzki
A new method for mounting fiber optical strain gages to structures will be proposed which is fast, easy and reliable. Mounting of the sensors happens by means of a specially designed mounting tool called a UV sensor pad. It is used in combination with a UV-curable adhesive. The characterization of the performance of these sensors was investigated in an extended research programme and the deduced results will be presented. It will be shown that these...