Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 55–67

Shearography: A novel and practical approach for nondestructive inspection

  • Y. Y. Hung

DOI: 10.1007/BF00565631

Cite this article as:
Hung, Y.Y. J Nondestruct Eval (1989) 8: 55. doi:10.1007/BF00565631


This paper presents an optical technique referred to as shearography for nondestructive inspection. Shearography is an interferometric method which allows full-field observation of surface displacement derivatives. It reveals flaws in materials by looking for flaw-induced strain anomalies. Both surface and interior flaws can be detected. Because of its numerous advantages, shearography is more practical than holography. The simplicity and the alleviation of vibration isolation requirement make shearography a practical approach for nondestructive testing in field/plant environments.

Key words

Shearography coherent optical technique speckle interferometry shearing interferometry strain measurement nondestructive testing composite testing tire testing crack detection 

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Y. Hung
    • 1
  1. 1.Oakland UniversityRochester

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