Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 46, Issue 6, pp 713–723

Measurement of Deformation by Means of Correlation of Speckle Fields

Authors

  • P. Horváth
    • Joint Laboratory of Optics of Palacky University and Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
    • Joint Laboratory of Optics of Palacky University and Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • M. Hrabovský
    • Joint Laboratory of Optics of Palacky University and Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • P. Neumannová
    • Joint Laboratory of Optics of Palacky University and Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11340-006-9476-8

Cite this article as:
Horváth, P., Šmíd, P., Hrabovský, M. et al. Exp Mech (2006) 46: 713. doi:10.1007/s11340-006-9476-8

Abstract

The paper includes the description of non-contact measurement of object deformation by means of correlation of speckle fields. This optical method uses statistical properties of speckle patterns for the detection of the components of the small deformation tensor of an elementary area of a surface of an object under investigation. The theoretical background of this method is briefly described and important equations are mentioned. Suitable experimental set-ups for measurement of specific elongation ɛxx are introduced and their advantages are discussed. Concrete example of measurement, where the investigated object is a specimen of rubber commonly used in tire making industry, is presented including achieved results.

Keywords

SpeckleSpeckle correlationSpecific elongationNon-contact measurement

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