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Optical Engineering

Holography In An Industrial Environment
Author(s): R. J. Parker; D. G. Jones
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Paper Abstract

Holography has recently achieved new importance as a means of providing the data necessary for the development and validation of computer models. Increasingly, design work is being performed through the application of complicated three-dimensional models to gas flow prediction and the use of finite-element models for investigation of mechanical behaviour and stress. This paper reviews the many applications of holography that have been developed at Rolls-Royce over the past 20 years. These cover all of the major fields within holographic interferometry; flow visualisation, nondestructive testing, vibration analysis, and holographic contouring. Of equal interest with the techniques themselves are the problems encountered and overcome in applying these techniques in a demanding and at times hostile industrial environment away from the laboratory. The extensive use of high-power pulsed lasers has greatly facilitated this move and has allowed holography to be used routinely in normal component test areas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1988
PDF: 12 pages
Opt. Eng. 27(1) doi: 10.1117/12.7976642
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 27, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
R. J. Parker, Rolls-Royce plc (England)
D. G. Jones, Rolls-Royce plc (England)


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