, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 39-44

A measurement method of scattered light photoelasticity using unpolarized light

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This paper describes an automatic measurement method for the stress analysis of a three-dirnensional photoelastic model having the rotation of the principal stress by scattered-light photoelasticity using unpolarized light. The relative phase retardation and the principal stress directions of a linear retarder for a distance in the solid model are expressed in terms of measurable Stokes parameters. The method was used for measurements on a frozen stress sphere under diametral compression.