The determination of the refractive index of a photoelastic specimen by immersion technique
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Conventional methods for determining the refractive index demand specimens of optical quality, the preparation of which is often very difficult. An indirect determination by matching the refractive indices of specimen and immersion liquid is a practical alternative for photoelastic specimen of nonoptical quality. An experimental arrangement used for this technique and observations made while matching the refractive indices of three different specimens are presented.
KeywordsRefractive Index Mechanical Engineer Fluid Dynamics Conventional Method Experimental Arrangement
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