Dynamic Scattered Light Photoelasticity in Two-Dimensional Problems

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J. H. Hemann

Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

R. J. Becherer

University of New Hampshire, Durham, N. H.

J. Appl. Mech 39(2), 606-607 (Jun 01, 1972) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3422731 History: Received July 15, 1971; Revised December 30, 1971; Online July 12, 2010


The individual normal stresses in a two-dimensional plane-stress wave-propagation problem can be determined directly by using scattered light photoelasticity. The applicability of the method is shown by subjecting a rectangular plate to an explosive load.

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