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Title:Application of photoelasticity to fracture mechanics
Author(s):Corten, H.T.; Taylor, C.E.; Rowlands, R.E.
Subject(s):Photoelasticity
Fracture Mechanics
Abstract:Preliminary experiments and results are presented for extending the photoelastic method to two-dimensional, inelastic problems such as would occur with the propagation of a crack. A brief review of fracture mechanics and photoplasticity is included. The effect of strain on birefringence, under constant load, is shown for cellulose nitrate loaded inelastically. Value of Poissons ratio of greater than 0.5 are obtained during inelastic deformation. The strains were measured by means of moiré techniques. The design and operation of “coupled” polariscope which was constructed for this work is discussed. Some initial photographic results of two-dimensional elastic studies of crack propagation using a Q-spoiled ruby laser are included.
Issue Date:1966-07
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 291
1966-0461
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/112013
ISSN:0073-5264
Sponsor:Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research, Contract No. Nonr-3985(07), Task No. Nr-064-484
Rights Information:Copyright 1966 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04


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