Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 474–480 | Cite as

Hybrid elastostatic and thermostatic analysis from measured data

  • H. H. AbdelMohsen
  • Y. M. Huang
  • R. E. Rowlands


An effective hybrid method is demonstrated for stress analysis and heat transfer. Measured information is represented and differentiated analytically, while the number of unknown coefficients and amount of experimental input data needed are reduced through field equations. The approach is accurate, full-field, employs arbitrarily shaped elements, does not require a smoothing parameter and is well suited for computer-vision techniques. The concept is presently illustrated by moiré strain analysis, although it can be extended to other disciplines.


Heat Transfer Mechanical Engineer Input Data Fluid Dynamics Measured Data 
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List of Symbols


element area


hole area




plate dimension


divergence of the displacement vector


elastic modulus


shear modulus


indices and dummy variables


number of independent coefficients


upper range onm andn


predicted value




radial position


hole radius


number of input quantities


theoretical value




polar displacements


local origin


normal stress


shear stress


Poisson's ratio


engineering strain vector


rotation vector


Laplace (harmonic) operator


biharmonic operator




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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. H. AbdelMohsen
    • 1
  • Y. M. Huang
    • 2
  • R. E. Rowlands
    • 2
  1. 1.Applied Superconductivity CenterUniversity of WisconsinMadison
  2. 2.Mechanics DepartmentUniversity of WisconsinMadison

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