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Measurement of thermal deformation of an engine piston using a conical mirror and ESPI
Author(s): Armando Albertazzi Jr.; Iza Melao; Eugenio Devece
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Paper Abstract

An experimental technique is developed to measure the radial displacement component of cylindrical surfaces using a conical mirror for normal illumination and observation. Single illumination ESPI is used to obtain fringe patterns related to the radial displacement field. Some data processing strategies are presented and discussed to properly extract the measurement data. Data reduction algorithms are developed to quantify and compensate the rigid body displacements: translations and rotations. The displacement component responsible for shape distortion (deformation) can be separated from the total displacement field. The thermal radial deformation of an aluminum engine piston with a steel sash is measured by this technique. A temperature change of about 2 degrees Celsius was applied to the engine piston by means of an electrical wire wrapped up in the first engine piston grove. The fringe patterns are processed and the results are presented as polar graphics and 3D representation. The main advantages and limitations of the developed technique are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3479, Laser Interferometry IX: Applications, (6 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316458
Show Author Affiliations
Armando Albertazzi Jr., Univ. Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil)
Iza Melao, Univ. de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Eugenio Devece, Univ. Nacional de La Plata (Argentina)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3479:
Laser Interferometry IX: Applications
Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz; Gordon M. Brown; Werner P. O. Jueptner, Editor(s)

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