As an innovative measurement technique, the so-called Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors are used to measure local and global strains in a growing number of application scenarios. FBGs facilitate a reliable method to sense strain over large distances and in explosive atmospheres. Currently, there is only little knowledge available concerning mechanical properties of FGBs, e.g. under quasi-static, cyclic and thermal loads. To address this issue, this work quantifies typical loads on FGB sensors in operating state and moreover aims to determine their mechanical response resulting from certain load cases.
free text keywords: Fiber-Bragg-grating sensors, FBG, Fatigue, Tensile test, High temperature properties, Fiber optic., Technology (General), T1-995