Application Of FBG Optical Sensors To In-Situ Monitoring The Thermo-Mechanical Behaviour Of Cold Spray Coated Samples
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In this research, a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor is employed for monitoring thermal and mechanical strain induced by severe plastic deformation during high thermal and mechanical strain rate of cold spray technique. The FBG sensors are embedded in magnesium alloy substrates and the strain evolutions of the substrates are recorded during the cold gas spray coating process. In these experiments, the localized transient thermo-mechanical strain induced in the close vicinity of the substrate surface is monitored. Qualitative analysis of the complicated spectra shapes obtained during coating and cooling processes demonstrates the repeatability and sensitivity of the sensors in this condition. In addition, the obtained result from FBG sensors reveals the existence of compressive strain in the substrate near the interface during peening; however, it is released after a few second because of the high impact temperature of cold spray coating.