Accession Number:

AD0606140

Title:

ON A NEW METHOD FOR THE EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF ELASTIC STRESSES,

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Corporate Author:

REDSTONE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION CENTER REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA

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Report Date:

1964-09-03

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

An experimental study of two-dimensional elasticity problems, making use of the birefringence of glass subjected to stresses was conducted. A suitably cut glass sheet -- a reduced model of the body to be studied -- was subjected to forces proportional to those which act on this body in reality it became birefringent and, at each of its points, behaved as a crystalline sheet the axes of this sheet coincided with the directions of the principal stresses and the measurement of its birefringence furnished the difference of these two stresses.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE