Applications of the Moiré Effect

  • A. R. Luxmoore
  • A. T. Shepherd


The moiré effect is the name given to the fringe patterns observed when two regular patterns, usually linear gratings, are placed in contact, and almost in alignment (Fig. 1). The effect is commonly observed in everyday objects such as loosely woven cloth (the name originates from ‘moiré silk’), pairs of railings, television, etc.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Luxmoore
    • 1
  • A. T. Shepherd
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity CollegeSwanseaUK
  2. 2.Ferranti LtdDalkeithUK

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