On designing optical fiber cables, it is necessary to deal with the weakness of optical fibers, such as a small breaking elongation compared with metals and excess optical loss under both lateral and hydraulic pressure. This paper presents a structural design method for submarine optical fiber cables, based on the study of both lateral and hydraulic pressure characteristics. This paper also clarifies that a composite tension member increases the lateral and hydraulic pressure strength of the cable and can protect optical fibers from extremely large force during laying and recovery.
Lateral and Hydraulic Pressure Characteristics of Submarine Optical Fiber Cable
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Yabuta, T., Hoshino, K., and Yoshizawa, N. (December 1, 1984). "Lateral and Hydraulic Pressure Characteristics of Submarine Optical Fiber Cable." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. December 1984; 106(4): 527–532. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3231118
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