© 2000


  • Pramod K. Rastogi


  • The text is amply illustrated, extended references for each chapter, also available online via LINK


Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 77)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Daniel Malacara-Hernández
    Pages 1-32
  3. Anand Asundi
    Pages 33-54
  4. Yves Surrel
    Pages 55-102
  5. Terry Y. Chen
    Pages 197-232
  6. Michael A. Sutton, Stephen R. McNeill, Jeffrey D. Helm, Yuh J. Chao
    Pages 323-372
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 463-471

About this book


Photomechanics describes the use of photonics techniques for the nondestructive measurement of variations in certain important physical quantities such as displacements, strains, densities, etc. in experimental solid mechanics and flow. Offering authoritative reviews by internationally recognized experts, the book provides a wealth of information on the essential principles and methods today available in this realm. These include holographic and moiré interferometry, speckle metrology, two- and three-dimensional computer-vision methods as well as laser-Doppler and pulsed-laser velocimetries. In a concise and simple way the book provides a substantial background for researchers and practicing engineers.


Experimental Mechanics Experimental Stress Analysis Nondestructive Techniques Optical Metrology Photomechanics Photonics computer engineer engineering mechanics fluid mechanics interferometry laser measurement mechanics metrology nature optics photonics research sensor Speckle

Editors and affiliations

  • Pramod K. Rastogi
    • 1
  1. 1.Stress Analysis Laboratory IMAC-DGCSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland

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