Developments in Photoelasticity
- A renaissance
- Krishnamurthi Ramesh
- October 2021
DescriptionIn recent years, the field of digital photoelasticity has begun to stabilise. Developments in Photoelasticity presents, in one volume, the time-tested advancements that have brought about a fundamental change in employing photoelastic analysis to solve diverse applications. Based on decades of active research, this authoritative treatment surveys wide-ranging connections in the field, focusing on developments made since 2010. Wide-ranging in its application, this high-level reference text is an invaluable tool for stress analysts, teachers of photo-mechanics and industry practitioners involved in stress analysis, solid mechanics, fracture mechanics, glass stress analysis, and contact mechanics. It also serves as a link between active research and teaching at graduate and senior undergraduate level.
Establishes the basics of photoelasticity with clarity to serve as a primary reference for users of the methodology
Explains phase-shifting methods that are robust enough to allow the reader to implement them with ease.
Explores modern methods based on colour information processing using a single isochromatic image as well as use of conventional polariscopes for complete photoelastic analysis.
Provides carrier fringe analysis tools for quantifying low stress field information for special applications.
Extensive information on a variety of applications of photoelasticity covering domains ranging from biomedical to aerospace to civil engineering applications.
- Highlights large scale photoelastic studies in granular materials with applications in plant biology, neurobiology and biomimetics
About EditorsProfessor K Ramesh is currently the K Mahesh Chair Professor at the Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras and a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He received the Zandman award in 2012 for outstanding research contributions utilizing photoelastic coatings and has been a member of editorial boards of Optics and Lasers in Engineering and Strain since 2000. He has developed software such as P_Scope®, DigiTFP®, DigiPhoto and PSIF for photoelastic analysis and innovative e-books with extensive animations for teaching several courses.
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Hardback ISBN: 9780750324700
Ebook ISBN: 9780750324724
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing