Generalized Onion-Peeling Method in Integrated Photoelasticity of Axisymmetric Problems

  • Johan Anton
  • Andrei Errapart


By measuring residual stress in axisymmetric glass articles, stress distribution is usually described with polynomials [1]. In case of cylinders, axial stress distribution can be measured also using a discrete algorithm, named “onion-peeling” [2]. In this method, the cylinder is considered as consisting of a number of concentric cylindrical rings (Fig. 1), in each of which the axial stress σz may be considered constant. Axial stress in the first ring σz(1) is determined through


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan Anton
    • 1
  • Andrei Errapart
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of CyberneticsTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia

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