A dynamic electronic speckle pattern interferometry method is applied to investigate thermal expansion of a joint material (ceramic–stainless steel) as a practical industrial object. The speckle interference signal is considered in the temporal domain and the phase is analyzed by the Hilbert transform method. Errors caused by the bias and modulation variations over the phase values are first examined by numerical simulation. Two experiments are performed with in-plane and out-of-plane sensitive systems to study the 3D deformation field thoroughly. The deformation field showed clearly the difference between the thermal expansions of the stainless steel and ceramic. It was also revealed that the boundary of materials and its vicinity suffer very large thermal strain due to the significantly large difference in the linear coefficient of thermal expansions.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
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