Title

New Low-Modulus Photoelastic Material

Abstract

A new low-modulus material which could be used for photoelastic, grid and moire methods of stress analysis has been developed using polyurethane prepolymer, dried castor oil and a catalyst. By varying the percentage of dried castor oil, it is possible to get materials having Young's modulus between 6 kg/cm2 and 17kg/cm2 and 17kg/cm2. The method of casting transparent, bubble free, constant thickness sheets is described. The material may find extensive application in two dimensional stress analysis.

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

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Language(s)

English

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© 1989 Structural Engineering Research Centre, All rights reserved.

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