High definition fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS) for temperature is the perfect companion tool for computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling and can validate thermal map predictions. Fiber optic cable being a dielectric, EMI immune and offering no source of ignition can be placed in the most challenging test environments.  HD-FOS can help engineers reach the optimal solution to even the most challenging thermal management problems. 

Application Examples

Thermal_gradientsThermal gradients

The virtually continuous line of temperature measurements is ideal for applications where a detailed understanding of the thermal gradient is essential.  Heat exchangers and reactors used in the chemical processing industry are an excellent example where detailed information on heat transfer and phase change can can offer engineers a big advantage in optimizing processes.

 

 

 

 

 

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Electrical components

The dielectric property of fiber along with its immunity to EMI and EMC make HD-FOS the perfect solution for thermal characterization of electrical components and equipment. Read more. 

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Battery_pack_levelBattery development

Fiber, at only 150 microns in diameter, dielectric and corrosion resistant can be unobtrusively embedded in the most challenging test environments.  HD-FOS is the perfect solution for thermally characterizing batteries and fuel cells. Read more.

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CFD_ModelValidationCFD model validation

The high definition data offers a unique capability to validate computational fluid dynamic (CFD) models and allows engineers to squeeze every ounce of performance from complex components and systems.

 
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Thermal characterization of automotive components

The high definition data can be used to create a contoured thermal map offering a full field view of temperature distribution as a function of time and operating condition.  At left is a dry friction clutch instrumented with fiber sensors around the perimeter of the clutch plate. Read more.