Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 48–53 | Cite as

Stresses in a quasi-isotropic pin-loaded connector using photoelasticity

The stresses in the vicinity of the hole in a birefringent glass-epoxy connector are computed
  • M. W. Hyer
  • D. Liu


Birefringent glass-epoxy and a numerical stress-separation scheme are used to compute the stresses in the vicinity of a pin-loaded hole. The radial and circumferential stresses at the hole edge, and the net-section and shear-out stresses are computed. The numerical and experimental results of other investigators are compared with the computed stresses. The fixture used to load the connector is discussed and typical isochromatic- and isoclinic-fringe patterns are presented. The stress-separation scheme is briefly described.


Mechanical Engineer Fluid Dynamics Circumferential Stress Hole Edge Compute Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. W. Hyer
    • 1
  • D. Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Science and MechanicsVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg

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