Masters Theses

Abstract

"The Photoelastic Coating Method was applied to find the surface stresses on the cap of an electrical insulator. The strain distribution was observed and photographed. This color photograph indicated a visible geography of the maximum shear strain distribution in the region of the insulator where the birefringent plastic was bonded with a reflective cement. The Oblique Incidence technique was used to determine the principal stresses from the maximum shear strain (or the principal strain difference) readings, obtained from Normal Incidence. The critical cross-section of the insulator head was optically located, giving an initiative for the re-design of the insulator cap. The photoelastic method was applied to determine the state of stress at this critical section"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Hansen, Peter G., 1927-2010

Committee Member(s)

Moore, Robert E., 1930-2003
Davidson, Robert F., 1911-1971
Park, Efton

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1965

Pagination

vi, 43 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 51).

Rights

© 1965 Harijeetsinh Jagtiani, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Electric insulators and insulation
Photoelasticity
Strains and stresses

Thesis Number

T 1793

Print OCLC #

5969013

Electronic OCLC #

800144936

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