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Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 235–240 | Cite as

Plotting isoclinics for hybrid photoelasticity and finite element analysis

  • M. Ragulskis
  • L. Ragulskis
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Abstract

Displacement-based finite element method formulations are coupled with stress-based photoelasticity analysis. As the stress field is discontinuous at the interelement boundaries, the introduced smoothing procedure enables the generation of high-quality digital images acceptable for hybird experimental-numerical techniques. The proposed methods are applicable for the analysis of static and dynamic results of experimental photoelasticity.

Keywords

Photoelasticity finite element analysis isoclinics 

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© Society for Experimental Mechanics 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ragulskis
    • 1
  • L. Ragulskis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical Research in SystemsKaumas University of TechnologyKaunasLithuania
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsVytamas Magnus UniversityKaumasLithuania

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