Experimental Analysis and Multiscale Modeling of the Dynamics of a Fiber-Optic Coil


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Kahveci O., Gencoglu C., YALÇINKAYA T.

SENSORS, vol.22, no.2, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/s22020582
  • Title of Journal : SENSORS
  • Keywords: fiber, fiber-optic gyroscope, modal test, modal analysis, representative volume element, fiber-optic coil, finite element method, homogenization, OPTIC GYROSCOPE, COMPOSITE, HOMOGENIZATION, PERFORMANCE, ADHESIVE, ERROR

Abstract

Fiber-optic gyroscopes (FOGs) are common rotation measurement devices in aerospace applications. They have a wide range of diversity in length and in the winding radius of the coil to meet system requirements. Every dimensional parameter in the coil influences the dynamic response of the system, eventually leading to measurement errors. In order to eliminate the errors and to qualify the system, after the design and production stages, a deep and comprehensive testing procedure follows. In this study, the dynamic behavior of a quadrupole wound fiber-optic coil is investigated. First, pre-wound fiber-optic coils are tested with an impact modal test, where the mode shapes and natural frequencies are determined with structural data acquisition. For the modal analysis, a finite element (FE) model is developed where a representative volume element (RVE) analysis is also included to properly consider the influence of the microstructure. The experimental and numerical results are compared and validated. Moreover, an estimation model is proposed for a type of coil with different fiber lengths. Finally, the estimated coil set is produced and tested employing the same methodology in order to illustrate the capacity of the developed framework.