Elements of Experimental Stress Analysis

Elements of Experimental Stress Analysis

Structures and Solid Body Mechanics Division

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Author: A. W. Hendry
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483153209

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Elements of Experimental Stress Analysis describes the principles of the techniques and equipment used in stress analysis and suggests appropriate applications of these in laboratory and field investigations. Examples from the field of civil engineering are used to illustrate the various methods of analysis. This book is comprised of 12 chapters and begins with a discussion on the use of models, scale factors, and materials in experimental stress analysis. The next chapter focuses on the application of load to the element under test, with emphasis on the means of creating the required forces; the means of applying these forces to the test piece; and the means of measuring the forces. The reader is then introduced to the principles of various types of strain gauges, as well as the methods of calculating stresses from strains in the case of elastic materials. Subsequent chapters explore two-dimensional photoelasticity; the frozen stress method and surface coating techniques; structural model analysis; special instruments for dynamic stress analysis; analogue methods for dealing with stress problems; and how to select a method of stress analysis. This monograph will be of use to all undergraduate and postgraduate students who require a basic knowledge of experimental stress analysis, and also to practicing engineers who may be concerned with experimental investigations in one way or another.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    I Models, Scale Factors and Materials

    II Load Application and Measurement

    III Mechanical, Optical and Other Gauges

    IV The Electrical Resistance Strain Gauge

    V Other Electrical Strain and Deflection Gauges

    VI The Calculation of Stresses from Strains

    VII Two-Dimensional Photo-elasticity

    VIII The Frozen Stress Method and Surface Coating Techniques

    IX Structural Model Analysis

    X Special Instruments for Dynamic Stress Analysis

    XI Analogue Methods for Stress Problems

    XII Selection of Method of Analysis


Product details

  • No. of pages: 202
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483153209

About the Author

A. W. Hendry

About the Editor

B. G. Neal

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