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Electronic speckle pattern interferometry (ESPI) can be a powerful tool for efficient non-destructive testing and evaluation of micro-deformations of materials and structures. Unlike transitional transducers, ESPI requires no direct contact with the inspected object and the full-field visualisation provides better understanding of the surface behaviour. This paper describes an in-plane deformation inspection system, which offers automatic acquisitions of interferograms at different stages of a test. The system is applied to the evaluation of some mechanical characteristics of masonry components. Qualitative and quantitative results are obtained and a comparison with traditional inspection methods is presented.

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Authors: FACCHINI M, JRC Isprs (IT);ZANETTA P, JRC Isprs (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Measurement and Science Technology, Vol. 6 (1995) pp. 1-7
Record Number: 199511157 / Last updated on: 1995-08-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en