Experimental ultrasonic consolidation of FBGs in aluminum

S. Mekid*, H. Daraghma

*Corresponding author for this work

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Experimental tests have been conducted to investigate the ultrasonic consolidation process of fiber optics inside Aluminum. It allows surface embedding of fiber Bragg grating (FBG) to protect them from exposure to open environment. This particular process requests small amount of heat created at the contact interface to embed the fibers. Extensive experiments were carried out to understand the process of ultrasonic consolidation and the effect of its related parameters such as waves amplitude and welding time on the process with a selected host material e.g. aluminum. The ultrasonic frequency was kept constant throughout the tests.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Manufacturing Technology XXXI - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, ICMR 2017, Incorporating the 32nd National Conference on Manufacturing Research
EditorsJames Gao, Mohammed El Souri, Simeon Keates
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781614997849
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering
ISSN (Print)2352-751X
ISSN (Electronic)2352-7528

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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  • FBG
  • Fiber optic ultrasonic embedding
  • Sensorial materials
  • Ultrasonic consolidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Software
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Strategy and Management


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