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Optical Engineering

Application Of Digital Correlation Methods To Rigid Body Mechanics
Author(s): W. H. Peters; W. F. Ranson; M. A. Sutton; T. C Chu; J. Anderson
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Paper Abstract

The random nature of white light speckle is combined with newly developed video digital data acquisition procedures to experimentally determine parameters of interest for a rigid body dynamics problem. Digital correlation of subsequent images during a dynamic event is shown to yield displacements and velocities of discrete points in the rigid body and, therefore, the angular velocity and linear velocity of the rigid body.

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Date Published: 1 December 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 22(6) 226738 doi: 10.1117/12.7973231
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 22, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
W. H. Peters, University of South Carolina (United States)
W. F. Ranson, University of South Carolina (United States)
M. A. Sutton, University of South Carolina (United States)
T. C Chu, University of South Carolina (United States)
J. Anderson, University of South Carolina (United States)


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