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Fourier transform fringe analysis of ESPI fringes from rotating components
Author(s): Richard W. T. Preater; Robin C. Swain
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Paper Abstract

The ability to measure in-plane displacement on the surface of a rotating structure under service conditions and real-time analysis to provide component strain distributions would form the ideal experimental optical technique. Pulsed Laser ESPI which can display interference patterns for in-plane displacement in conjunction with the Fourier transform method of fringe analysis is one attractive approach which is coming closer to this ideal. The optical system used enables a wide range of rotational speeds to be covered with tangential velocities up to 300 ms-1. The paper describes how the fringe analysis may be carried out using a 80486 desk top computer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1993
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 1821, Industrial Applications of Optical Inspection, Metrology, and Sensing, (28 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145565
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Richard W. T. Preater, City Univ. (United Kingdom)
Robin C. Swain, City Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1821:
Industrial Applications of Optical Inspection, Metrology, and Sensing
Gordon M. Brown; Kevin G. Harding; H. Philip Stahl, Editor(s)

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