The course covers the basic aspects of experimental stress analysis that includes exhaustive treatment of the most versatile techniques like photoelasticity and strain gauges and also a brief introduction to the emerging techniques like digital image correlation. In addition it also provides the fundamental aspects of six different experimental techniques such as Moiré, Brittle Coatings, Holography, Speckle Methods, Thermoelastic Stress Analysis and Caustics.
Week1:Overview of Experimental Stress Analysis Week2:Physical Principle of Experimental Techniques, Introduction to Various experimental Techniques Week3:Fringe Patterns – Richness of Qualitative Information, Multi Scale Analysis Week4:Selection of Experimental Techniques, Introduction to Crystal Optics Week5:Light Ellipse, Retardation Plates and Plane Polariscope Week6:Jones Calculus, Plane and Circular Polariscope analysis Week7:Compensation Techniques, Calibration of Photoelastic Materials Week8:Fringe ordering and Three-Dimensional Photoelasticity Week9:Photoelastic Coatings Week10:Brittle Coatings and Strain Gauges Introduction Week11:Strain Gauge Alloys, Performance of Strain Gauge System Week12:Correction factor for Special Applications
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