Abstract

The interpretation of time-averaged holographic fringes recorded with a vibrating object presents problems when the direction of the motion is not known or when points on the object are moving in two or three dimensions. Measurements on additional holograms with properly chosen directions of the sensitivity vector are then required to evaluate the vibration amplitude. However, reduction of the data, even along a single line, is laborious and subject to errors. This paper describes a computerized system which uses stroboscopic illumination in conjunction with digital phase-shifting techniques to evaluate the magnitude and direction of the surface displacements at a uniformly spaced array of points covering the vibrating object. These values are used along with data on the shape of the object to calculate the in-plane and out-of-plane components of the vibration at these points. The operation of the system is illustrated with some results obtained with a compressor blade from a jet engine. Measurements of the surface displacements at different epochs of the vibration cycle permit a detailed analysis of complex vibrations.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

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