The Coherent Optics Laboratory at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI, is equipped to perform non-contact full-field measurement of the mechanical behavior of solid bodies. The laboratory is available on a contract basis, and short courses can be designed to meet the needs of industry.
These techniques allow non-contact detection and measurement of stress, stress concentrations, distortions due to loading, residual stress, steady state vibration amplitudes, steady-state vibration modal analysis, and other related mechanical characteristics.
The image processing workstations are designed for prototype development of systems for industrial applications where measurement, inspection, and/or alignment is required.
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More information is available from Dr. Richard B. Hathaway, laboratory director.