11 July 1989 Doppler Laser Interferometry And Low Expansion Materials - A Merging Of Technologies
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Abstract
An extremely sensitive, accurate, and versatile extensometer has been demonstrated for measuring minute thermally induced dimensional changes in large structures fabricated from materials with a near-zero, but difficult to predict, coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) -such as laminated graphite-epoxy composites. The method employs a commercially available Doppler laser interferometer designed for extremely accurate translation measurements in large machine tools. Operation of the laser device is described together with the special precautions required, and results of thermally cycling a near-zero CTE graphite-epoxy I-beam.
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Robert F. Karlak, Dave F Hotz, Alan K Haas, "Doppler Laser Interferometry And Low Expansion Materials - A Merging Of Technologies", Proc. SPIE 1044, Optomechanical Design of Laser Transmitters and Receivers, (11 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951296; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951296
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