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Title: Photoelastic instrumentation : principles and techniques
Authors: University of Sheffield. School of Mining.
Roberts, Albert, 1911-
Hawkes, Ivor.
Keywords: Detection
Measuring instruments
Mines (excavations)
Load cells
Loads (forces)
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 79-13.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: This report contains a detailed review of the theory and design of photoelastic transducers for measuring loads, strains, stresses and pressures. The measurement of engineering parameters under the adverse conditions normally encountered in the mining and civil engineering industries presents great problems, particularly where such measurements are to be made over long periods of time. Photoelastic transducers have distinct advantages over competing equipment in this respect in that the parameters to be measured are revealed as light interference fringes and the measuring gage itself often need consist of nothing more than simple steel and glass components. Examples of such gages are given in the report. The majority of the work reported here was carried out by the staff and students of the Postgraduate School of Mining, Sheffield University. NOTE: This file is very large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file. It will take at leas that long.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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