Applications of an automated reflection polariscope using spectral analysis

PACEY, M. N., HAAKE, Steve and PATTERSON, E. A. (1999). Applications of an automated reflection polariscope using spectral analysis. Proceedings of the SEM annual conference on theoretical, experimental and computational mechanics, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7-9 June 1999, 534-540.

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An automated reflection polariscope has been produced that uses the method of spectral analysis to measure the fringe order at a point on a photoelastic coating. Two specimens were used to evaluate the instrument, a disc under diametrical compression and a plate with three holes in it that was loaded in bending. The fringe orders measured by the instrument were compared with manual measurements, and theoretical predictions of the fringe orders in the disc. These are believed to be the first detailed results obtained from an automated reflection polariscope employing the method of spectral analysis, to have been published.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Page Range: 534-540
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2010 10:50
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 11:00

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