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Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

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High Spatial Resolution Fibre -Optic Fizeau Interferometric Strain Sensor Based On An In-Fiber Spherical Microcavity, Enbang Li, Gang-Ding Peng, Xin Ding Jan 2008

High Spatial Resolution Fibre -Optic Fizeau Interferometric Strain Sensor Based On An In-Fiber Spherical Microcavity, Enbang Li, Gang-Ding Peng, Xin Ding

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

We present a fiber-optic Fizeau interferometric strain sensor consisting of an in-fiber spherical microcavity of 39um in diameter. The spherical microcavity was formed by splicing a normal single-mode fiber with a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber. We demonstrate that strain sensing can be realized by using the interference between the light signals reflected by the front and rear surfaces of the sphere. Experiments have shown that the strain sensor has a strain sensitivity of 3.36um/ue and a temperature sensitivity of 1.35um/°C.


Development Of Hydraulic Fracturing In High Stress Conditions In Australian Underground Coal Mines, Dennis John Black, Naj Aziz Jan 2008

Development Of Hydraulic Fracturing In High Stress Conditions In Australian Underground Coal Mines, Dennis John Black, Naj Aziz

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Hydraulic fracturing has been used extensively in the petroleum and coalbed methane industries as a means of improving access to the reservoir and thereby enhancing production. In the Australian coal mining industry there has been an aversion to the use of hydraulic fracturing. One of the main reasons for the lack of application of this technology has been the perceived risk of damage to the strata and the resulting impact on future mining operations. A number of Australian mines are progressing toward areas where gas drainage is becoming increasingly difficult and these mines are seriously considering the use of hydraulic ...