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Structural Design Optimization

From static testing of small components to fatigue testing of full-scale structures, Sensuron’s distributed fiber optic sensing technology is transforming and evolving the methods used to conduct structural testing. For complex structures, engineers often rely on computational tools such as Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to determine if the structure can support the loads it will see in operation. Validation of the Finite Element Model (FEM) is critical in ensuring that the model precisely mimics the behavior of the real physical structure. Using Sensuron’s distributed strain sensing technology, a single optical fiber can act akin to thousands of strain gauges installed adjacent to one another. This provides an unprecedented level of insight into the behavior of a structure and allows engineers to perform comprehensive model validation at thousands of discrete points, instead of just a few. Ideal structural testing applications include:

  • Finite Element Model (FEM) Validation
  • Limit and Ultimate Load Testing
  • Fatigue Testing
  • Composite Materials Testing
  • On-board Vehicle Testing
  • Composite Embedment