Holographic analysis of the deformation of a diesel engine piston

W. T. Evans*, G. C. Premier

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Holography has been used to measure the deformation of a diesel-engine piston heated through a low temperature rise in order to confirm the finite-element modeling of an isoformic piston being developed by Wellworthy Ltd. Previous work relating to the study indicated that a body movement had occurred on the piston and one of the main features of the current study was to measure the absolute movement at diametrically opposite positions on the piston. A single holographic plate was used for this purpose and produced the required results which, when averaged, compare favorably with finite-element results. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-459
Number of pages5
JournalExperimental Mechanics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1989


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