Experimental Stress Analysis


Lecture 1 - Overview of Experimental Stress Analysis


Lecture 2 - Optical Methods Work as Optical Computers


Lecture 3 - Stress, Strain and Displacement Fields


Lecture 4 - Physical Principle of Strain Gauges, Photoelasticity and Moiré


Lecture 5 - Introduction to Moiré, Brittle Coatings and Holography


Lecture 6 - Hologram Interferometry, Speckle Methods


Lecture 7 - Introduction to Shearography, TSA, DIC and Caustics


Lecture 8 - Fringe Patterns – Richness of Qualitative Information


Lecture 9 - Multi-Scale Analysis in Experimental Mechanics


Lecture 10 - Selection of an Experimental Technique


Lecture 11 - Introduction to Transmission Photoelasticity


Lecture 12 - Ordinary and Extraordinary Rays


Lecture 13 - Light Ellipse, Passage of Light Through a Crystal Plate


Lecture 14 - Retardation Plates, Stress-optic Law


Lecture 15 - Plane Polariscope


Lecture 16 - Jones Calculus


Lecture 17 - Circular Polariscope


Lecture 18 - Determination of Photoelastic Parameters at an Arbitrary Point


Lecture 19 - Tardy’s Method of Compensation


Lecture 20 - Calibration of Photo elastic Materials


Lecture 21 - Fringe Thinning Methodologies


Lecture 22 - Fringe Ordering in Photoelasticity


Lecture 23 - Miscellaneous Topics in Transmission Photoelasticity


Lecture 24 - Three Dimensional Photoelasticity


Lecture 25 - Overview of Digital Photoelasticity


Lecture 26 - Introduction to Photoelastic Coatings


Lecture 27 - Correction Factors for Photoelastic Coatings


Lecture 28 - Coating Materials, Selection of Coating Thickness, Industrial Application of Photoelastic Coatings


Lecture 29 - Calibration of Photoelastic Coatings, Introduction to Brittle Coatings


Lecture 30 - Analysis of Brittle Coatings


Lecture 31 - Introduction to Strain Gauges


Lecture 32 - Strain Sensitivity of a Strain Gauge, Bridge Sensitivity, Rosettes


Lecture 33 - Strain Gauge Alloys, Carriers and Adhesives


Lecture 34 - Performance of Strain Gauge System


Lecture 35 - Temperature Compensation, Two-wire and Three-wire Circuits


Lecture 36 - Strain Gauge Selection


Lecture 37 - Bonding of a Strain Gauge


Lecture 38 - Soldering, Accounting for Transverse Sensitivity Effects


Lecture 39 - Correction Factors for Special Applications


Lecture 40 - Special Gauges


Lecture 41 - Questions and Answers