Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing: Strain Measurements on Powder Coated Metal
Demonstrates strain measurement on powder coated metal
Powder coating is a method for electrostatically binding dry powder onto surfaces. While providing better protection for surfaces, this tough finish makes it difficult and time consuming to sand off when preparing the surface for strain sensor bonding. This engineering note shows that fiber optic sensors give accurate strain measurements even when bonded directly onto well adhered powder coated surfaces.