The measurement of strain is critical in many engineering design, test, and health
monitoring procedures. Despite the promise of non-contacting and remote strain
measurement, optical techniques have not been widely adopted by industry; the
preference being the use of electrical resistance strain gauges. This is due to the
perceived and real complexities of many optical techniques. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
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