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Strain and torque measurements on cylindrical objects using the laser speckle strain gauge
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Paper Abstract

First, the theory of diffraction field speckle displacement is extended to include speckle patterns arising from a cylindrical object subject to general deformation. Second, the usefulness of the derived relations are demonstrated by measuring the axial strain component on a Teflon cylinder and torque (shear strain) on a twisted steel cylinder. We performed real-time measurement of these quantities using the setup adopted for the laser speckle strain gauge. With this equipment, we obtained resolutions of 37.5 µ strain in the axial strain measurement and of 1.8 N m in the torque measurement. Both experiments agreed within 4% with simultaneous results obtained from an electrical strain gauge and with the known applied torque.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 35(4) doi: 10.1117/1.600606
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 35, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Mikael Sjoedahl, Lulea Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Ichirou Yamaguchi, RIKEN--Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)

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