Instrumentation improvements for scattered-light photoelasticity

Research paper by D. G. Berghaus, R. W. Aderholdt, J. P. Buban, D. R. Womack

Indexed on: 01 Dec '74Published on: 01 Dec '74Published in: Experimental mechanics


Devices which simplify the collection and improve the quality of scattered-light photoelastic data are described. These devices include electromechanically controlled optics for varying the polarization of the incident-light beam and a photometric scanner for observing the scattered-light fringes.