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High-temperature attempts using real-time two-color laser speckle-shift strain-measurement system
Author(s): Meg L. Tuma; Lawrence C. Greer; Lawrence G. Oberle; Wendy Turkuc
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Paper Abstract

A real-time two-color laser speckle-shift strain-measurement system based on the technique of Yamaguchi is utilized to detect 1D strain in small diameter structural fibers. These measurements were performed using the dual-wavelength light output from an Argon Ion laser as the light source, coupled into two separate single-mode optical patchcords. The output of each optical patchcord is incident on the test specimen experiencing strain. This structural fiber is pulled in one direction while shifting speckle patterns reflected off the fiber are detected and strain is calculated in real-time (up to 150 frames/second). Two linear CCD arrays detect the speckle pattern with image processing performed by a hardware correlator. The strain resolution of this device is 20 (mu) (epsilon) . Measurements were obtained at room temperature and attempts were made at elevated temperatures. This system is designed to be compact and robust and does not require surface preparation of the structural fibers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3784, Rough Surface Scattering and Contamination, (25 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366718
Show Author Affiliations
Meg L. Tuma, NASA Glenn Research Ctr. (United States)
Lawrence C. Greer, NASA Glenn Research Ctr. (United States)
Lawrence G. Oberle, NASA Glenn Research Ctr. (United States)
Wendy Turkuc, NASA Glenn Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3784:
Rough Surface Scattering and Contamination
Zu-Han Gu; Philip T. C. Chen; Zu-Han Gu; Alexei A. Maradudin; Alexei A. Maradudin, Editor(s)

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