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Equipment & Special Facilities List

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

Services Available to the Public

Basic and advanced methods of Experimental Stress Analysis, including:

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