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High-speed photography of high-resolution moire patterns
Author(s): Martin B. Whitworth; Jonathan Mark Huntley; John E. Field
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Paper Abstract

The techniques of high resolution moire photography and high speed photography have been combined to allow measurement of the in-plane components of a transient displacement field with microsecond time resolution. Specimen gratings are prepared as casts in a thin layer of epoxy resin on the surface of a specimen. These are illuminated with a flash tube and imaged onto a reference grating with a specially modified camera lens, which incorporates a slotted mask in the aperture plane. For specimen gratings of 75 lines mm1, this selects the +1 and -1 order diffracted beams, thus doubling the effective grating frequency to 150 lines mm1. The resulting real-time moire fringes are recorded with a Hadland 792 image converter camera (Imacon) at an inter-frame time of 2-5ts. The images are digitised and an automatic fringe analysis technique based on the 2-D Fourier transform method is used to extract the displacement information. The technique is illustrated by the results of an investigation into the transient deformation of composite disc specimens, impacted with rectangular metal sliders fired from a gas gun.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23951
Show Author Affiliations
Martin B. Whitworth, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Jonathan Mark Huntley, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
John E. Field, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1358:
19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Peter W. W. Fuller, Editor(s)

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