In the proposed work, a fiber‐optic‐based sensor network was employed for the monitoring of the liquid resin infusion process. The item under test was a panel composed by a skin and four stringers, sensorized in such a way that both the temperature and the resin arrival could be monitored. The network was arranged with 18 Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs) working as temperature sensors and 22 fiber optic probes with a modified front‐end in order to detect the resin presence. After an in‐depth study to find a better solution to install the sensors without affecting the measurements, the system was investigated using a commercial Micron Optics at 0.5 Hz, with a passive split‐box connected in order to be able to sense all the sensors simultaneously. The obtained results in terms of resin arrival detection at different locations and the relative temperature trend allowed us to validate an infusion process numerical model, giving us better understanding of what the actual resin flow was and the time needed to dry preform filling during the infusion process.

Liquid Resin Infusion Process Validation through Fiber Optic Sensor Technology / Marrazzo, V. R.; Laudati, A.; Vitale, M.; Fienga, F.; Iagulli, G.; Raffone, M.; Cusano, A.; Giordano, M.; Cutolo, A.; Breglio, G.. - In: SENSORS. - ISSN 1424-8220. - 22:2(2022), p. 508. [10.3390/s22020508]

Liquid Resin Infusion Process Validation through Fiber Optic Sensor Technology

Marrazzo V. R.;Fienga F.;Cusano A.;Cutolo A.;Breglio G.
2022

Abstract

In the proposed work, a fiber‐optic‐based sensor network was employed for the monitoring of the liquid resin infusion process. The item under test was a panel composed by a skin and four stringers, sensorized in such a way that both the temperature and the resin arrival could be monitored. The network was arranged with 18 Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs) working as temperature sensors and 22 fiber optic probes with a modified front‐end in order to detect the resin presence. After an in‐depth study to find a better solution to install the sensors without affecting the measurements, the system was investigated using a commercial Micron Optics at 0.5 Hz, with a passive split‐box connected in order to be able to sense all the sensors simultaneously. The obtained results in terms of resin arrival detection at different locations and the relative temperature trend allowed us to validate an infusion process numerical model, giving us better understanding of what the actual resin flow was and the time needed to dry preform filling during the infusion process.
2022
Liquid Resin Infusion Process Validation through Fiber Optic Sensor Technology / Marrazzo, V. R.; Laudati, A.; Vitale, M.; Fienga, F.; Iagulli, G.; Raffone, M.; Cusano, A.; Giordano, M.; Cutolo, A.; Breglio, G.. - In: SENSORS. - ISSN 1424-8220. - 22:2(2022), p. 508. [10.3390/s22020508]
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