Photonic Sensors

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 140–147 | Cite as

Optical fiber grating vibration sensor for vibration monitoring of hydraulic pump

  • Zhengyi ZhangEmail author
  • Chuntong Liu
  • Hongcai Li
  • Zhenxin He
  • Xiaofeng Zhao
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In view of the existing electrical vibration monitoring traditional hydraulic pump vibration sensor, the high false alarm rate is susceptible to electromagnetic interference and is not easy to achieve long-term reliable monitoring, based on the design of a beam of the uniform strength structure of the fiber Bragg grating (FBG) vibration sensor. In this paper, based on the analysis of the vibration theory of the equal strength beam, the principle of FBG vibration tuning based on the equal intensity beam is derived. According to the practical application of the project, the structural dimensions of the equal strength beam are determined, and the optimization design of the vibrator is carried out. The finite element analysis of the sensor is carried out by ANSYS, and the first order resonant frequency is 94.739 Hz. The vibration test of the sensor is carried out by using the vibration frequency of 35 Hz and the vibration source of 50 Hz. The time domain and frequency domain analysis results of test data show that the sensor has good dynamic response characteristics, which can realize the accurate monitoring of the vibration frequency and meet the special requirements of vibration monitoring of hydraulic pump under specific environment.


Fiber Bragg grating uniform strength beam vibrating monitoring vibration sensor 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41404022) and the Shanxi National Science Foundation (No. 2015JM4128).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhengyi Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chuntong Liu
    • 1
  • Hongcai Li
    • 1
  • Zhenxin He
    • 1
  • Xiaofeng Zhao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department TwoRocket Force University of EngineeringXi’anChina

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