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Photomechanical Analysis Of Composite And Other Materials
Author(s): R. E. Rowlands
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Paper Abstract

Moire, holography, speckle and thermographic (SPATE) stress analysis are used to analyze a variety of engineering problems involving man-made (fiber-reinforced) and natural (wood, paperboard) composites, metals and rubber. The photomechanical techniques are combined with computer-vision (digital-imaging) concepts. Some attention is devoted to hybrid methods for processing and differentiating recorded optical data. Applications involve both small and large (including nonlinear) strains, and hostile environments. Illustrations include those to fracture, stress waves, material behavior, knots in wood and energy storage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1987
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0814, Photomechanics and Speckle Metrology, (17 February 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941708
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R. E. Rowlands, University of Wisconsin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0814:
Photomechanics and Speckle Metrology
Fu-Pen Chiang, Editor(s)

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