Review of RGB photoelasticity

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Automatic methods of photoelasticity have had a significant progress with the development ofautomatic acquisition and image processing methods. This article concerns RGB photoelasticity, whichallows the determination of the photoelastic retardation using, usually, a single acquisition of theisochromatic fringes in white light by a colour camera. In particular, the article presents an overview ofthe main characteristics of RGB photoelasticity that is influence of the quarter-wave plate error, numberof acquisitions, type of light source, determination of low and high fringe orders, methods for searchingthe retardation, scanning procedures, calibration on a material different from that under test, combineduse of the RGB and phase shifting methods. A short section on the applications of RGB photoelasticitycompletes the article.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-73
Number of pages16
JournalOptics and Lasers in Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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