Title page for ETD etd-04142009-040336
|Type of Document
||Furness, Charles Zachary
||Parameter identification of a flexible beam using a modal domain optical fiber sensor
||Master of Science
|Lindner, Douglas K.
|Bingular, Stanoje P.
|Smith, Suzanne Weaver
|Date of Defense
An optical fiber sensor is used for identification of a cantilevered beam
under conditions of various concentrated mass loadings. A model of the sensor as
well as the dynamic system is developed and used to test the reliability of the
identification. Input/output data from an experiment is gathered and used in the
identification. A survey of the existing areas of damage detection and parameter
identification is included, along with suggestions for incorporating fiber optic
sensors into existing techniques. The goal of this research was to show that the
fiber sensor can be used for identification purposes, and that it is sensitive to
parameter changes within the system (in this case concentrated mass changes).
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