ID 1387


Low Velocity Impact Detection and Damage Assessment in

Composite Materials Using Fibre Bragg Grating Sensors



Leonidas Dokos, Matthew Mowlem, Alan Chambers, Gilberto Brambilla* and Valerio Pruneri*

Department of Engineering Materials, University of Southampton,

*Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton,

Southampton, United Kingdom  (SO17 1BJ)


Keywords: composite materials, carbon/epoxy laminate, low velocity impact, impact damage,

detection, assessment, fibre optic sensors, residual strains, fibre bragg gratings