Accession Number:

AD0601878

Title:

THE MECHANICAL AND OPTICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF HYSOL 8705 WITH APPLICATION TO PHOTOVISCOELASTIC ANALYSIS,

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CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA

Report Date:

1964-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

137.0

Abstract:

The main requirement for practical photoviscoelastic analysis is optical and mechanical characterization of the material. Time-dependent characteristics of a typical low modulus polymer material, Hysol 8705, are determined from constant strain rate tests for a full range of dynamic loading rates by taking advantage of the time-temperature shift phenomenon. The theory of linear viscoelasticity is then used to construct master curve representations for all pertinent properties of Hysol 8705. A one-dimensional photoviscoelastic experimental program was conducted to generate experimental data for comparison to a corresponding theoretical problem. A comparison is made between the analytically predicted fringe patterns and the experimental results also, available two-dimensional considerations are examined. The results indicate the feasibility of quantitative photoviscoelasticity with engineering accuracy. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE