Definitions

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  • adj. exhibiting birefringence when stressed
  • adj. of, or relating to photoelasticity

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Examples

  • Gerber's paper on luminescent photoelastic coating detailed his research experiments with Paul Hubner, assistant professor of aerospace engineering and mechanics.

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  • And that's where the trouble begins, as Professor Rosakis learned from his experiments with 5mm thick transparent blocks of photoelastic polymer with a hairline fracture in each of them (pictured below right) containing a thin exploding wire that is transformed into plasma once triggered, thus simulating the San Andreas fault, i.e., a strike-slip (right-lateral) fault, during an Earthquake.

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  • Gerber, a junior in mechanical engineering, works as an undergraduate research assistant to Dr. Paul Hubner, assistant professor of aerospace engineering and mechanics, and focuses his research on using luminescent photoelastic coatings, a new experimental method for stress analysis, to advance coating calibration and performance.

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  • The argument, essentially, is this: Birefringence arises because the molecular chains in the photoelastic polymer get stretched.

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  • The best materials I have come across are photoelastic coating sheets from Vishay, as described and evaluated in this recent publication:

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  • The high-force moves of a snake pushing off the ground are visible as a snake moves on a photoelastic gel.

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  • The researchers also placed moving snakes on a photoelastic gelatin that lights up when force is applied.

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