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An image analysis technique for constructing isostatics from isoclinics in photoelasticity
Author(s): Steven A. Mueller; Faissal A. Moslehy
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Paper Abstract

Using photoelasticity, isochromatic and isoclinic fringe patterns can be generated in a model specimen with an applied load. The isochromatic fringes are related to the difference between the two principal stresses and the isoclinics give the direction of the principal stresses of any point in the model. However, the isoclinics give the principal stress directions in a form that is not well suited for direct interpretation. A more useful representation is the isostatic or stress trajectory diagram where the principal stresses are tangent or normal to the isostatic lines at each point. Since the isoclinic patterns identify the direction of the principal stresses, therefore the isostatic diagram can be constructed directly from the composite isoclinic pattern. Usually this method is done by hand and involves some tedious curve fitting techniques. This paper describes the implementation of a computer program that we developed to carry out this procedure efficiently. The image of the isoclinic pattern is digitized into a database using video processing equipment and used as input to the program. The output of the program is a diagram showing the isostatic pattern.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2066, Industrial Optical Sensing and Metrology: Applications and Integration, (22 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.162114
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Steven A. Mueller, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Faissal A. Moslehy, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2066:
Industrial Optical Sensing and Metrology: Applications and Integration
Kevin G. Harding; H. Philip Stahl, Editor(s)

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