An investigation into sub-surface strain measurement using X-ray radioscopy

2018-05-22T09:52:34Z (GMT) by Richard J. Drew
There are numerous techniques used to measure strain. Most are only capable of taking surface measurements. The penetrating nature of X-rays has been used to measure deformation, and thus strain, but only with radiographic images. Radioscopic techniques are faster and do not require film processing, but produce less detailed results than digitised radiographic images. The research covered by this thesis tested radioscopic images and showed them to be suitable for strain measurement. The thesis includes details of the design and capabilities of the radioscopic equipment. Pin cushion distortion is a common feature of radioscopic images, and an automatic method of identifying, and correcting for the distortion was implemented. [Continues.]