Experimental Stress Analysis

Equipment & Special Facilities List

  1. Photoelastic Stress Analysis
    1. Large-field Transmission Polariscope
    2. Reflection Polariscope and Materials/Equipment for Photoelastic Coating Testing
    3. Digital Imaging Equipment for Fringe Pattern Recording and Analysis
    4. Photoelastic Stress-Freezing Oven for 3-D Frozen-Stress Photoelasticity
  2. Strain Gage Analysis
    1. Gages, Materials, and Application Expertise
    2. Dynamic and Static Strain Gage Recorders and Indicators
    3. Computerized Data Acquisition Capabilities
  3. Laser Interferometry Facility
    1. Moiré Interferometry
    2. Laser Speckle Interferometry
    3. Holographic Interferometry
  4. Residual Stress Measurement
    1. Strain-Gage Hole-Drilling Equipment

Services Available to the Public

Basic and advanced methods of Experimental Stress Analysis, including:Exp_Stress

  1. Photoelastic Stress Analysis
    1. Photoelastic Coatings
    2. Transmission Photoelasticity
    3. 3-D Frozen Stress Method
  2. Strain Gage Testing
  3. Laser-based Optical Stress Analysis
    1. Moiré Interferometry
    2. Laser Speckle Interferometry
    3. Holographic Interferometry
  4. Residual Stress Measurement
    1. Strain-Gage Hole-Drilling Method
    2. Photoelastic Coating Method
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