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TIA/EIA-455-76

1993 Edition, May 1993

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Method for Measuring Dynamic Fatigue of Optical Fibers by Tension



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SEE ALSO NECA/FOA 301 * W/D NO S/S
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Product Details:

  • Revision: 1993 Edition, May 1993
  • Published Date: January 1993
  • Status: Not Active, See comments below
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
  • Page Count: 13
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This method of measuring the tensile strength of a fiber at specified constant rates of loading is designed for determining the dynamic fatigue parameters of optical fiber. Since this method is 100% destructive, it shall not be a substitute for any proof testing.

This method is intended to estimate the dynamic fatigue parameter of individual optical fiber lengths. It shall not be used for cable or fiber bundles. The use of these parameters for reliability estimates is still under study. A method for extrapolating the dynamic fatigue parameters to service environments different from the default environment specified in this FOTP (23 degrees C and 50% RH) has not been developed.

This method is intended to be used only for those optical fibers for which the median strength is greater than 3100 MPa (450 kpsi) at 25%/minute strain rate.

This method is intended to test fatigue behavior of fibers by varying the strain rate. The test is applicable to fibers and strain rates for which the log of fracture stress versus the log of strain behavior is linear.