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Adam Heninger (Capstone, March 2015, Advisor: )

Abstract

This capstone project is a study of the ability to predict the elastic curve of a cantilever beam with a point load applied at the free end using the Bernoulli-Euler beam theory together with strain measurements from a Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG). As our metric, we use the Bernoulli-Euler beam theory to calculate the change in the peak wavelength reflected by our FBG per change in strain of the FBG and compare this to the FBG strain coefficient given by the Butter-Hocker model.