Accession Number : ADP005226

Title :   The Effect of Temperature Dependent Materials Properties on Fiber Optic Cable Design,

Corporate Author : SIECOR CORP HICKORY NC

Personal Author(s) : Cooper,Susan M. ; Coupe,Kelly L. ; Zimmerman,Bernd D.

Report Date : NOV 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Young's modulus and the thermal expansion coefficient are material parameters used to predict the low temperature contraction of a fiber optic cable. In the past, room temperature values for these properties were used to estimate this contraction. In this paper, these properties have been determined as functions of temperature. Using these properties, the overall expansion coefficient of the cable was determined as a function of temperature. This overall coefficient was integrated from room temperature to the low operating temperature of the cable to predict the contraction of the cable. In this way, the temperature variations in the materials properties were incorporated into the design, resulting in a more accurate determination of the low temperature contraction of fiber optic cable. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *CABLES, THERMAL STABILITY, TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE