Digital Photoelasticity by K Ramesh

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2000. XX, 410 pp. 211 figs., 39 tabs., with CD-ROM. Springer (ISBN: 3-540-66795-4)

A straightforward introduction to basic concepts and methodologies for digital photoelasticity, providing a foundation on which future researchers and students can develop their own ideas. The book thus promotes research into the formulation of problems in digital photoelasticity and the application of these techniques to industries. Particular care has been taken to give a clear, straightforward, and simple presentation of various topics. In one volume it provides data acquisition by DIP techniques, data analysis by statistical techniques, data presentation by computer graphics and the use of Rapid Prototyping technologies to enhance the speed of the entire process. The book not only presents the various techniques but also provides time-tested software codes for important techniques. Exercises designed to support and extend the treatment have been placed at the end of each chapter.
System requirements: At least PC 386


Applied Mechanics; Industrial Process Measurement and Control; Engineering Design

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Research engineers and advanced students in mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering

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Table of Contents (PDF: size 636 kb)

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Chapter Titles

  • Transmission Photoelasticity
  • Reflection Photoelasticity
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Fringe Multiplication, Fringe Thinning and Fringe Clustering
  • Phase Shifting, Polarization Stepping and Fourier Transform Methods
  • Phase Unwrapping and Optically Enhanced Tiling in Digital Photoelasticity
  • Colour Image Processing Techniques
  • Evaluation of Contact Stress Parameters and Fracture Parameters
  • Stress Separation Techniques
  • Fusion of Digital Photoelasticity, Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling Technologies
  • Recent Developments and Future Trends.