Abstract

A method for optically determining the stress-optical constants of optically isotropic and anisotropic materials. A collimated beam of monochromatic light is directed at the tip of a crack in a thin plate specimen under plane-stress from a direction substantially perpendicular to the surface of the specimen and to the direction of the stress. Reflected and transmitted stress-optical constants are determined from a ratio of the diameters of transmitted and reflected caustics from the specimen and the known Poisson's ratio and modulus of elasticity for the specimen.

Document Type

Patent

Primary Class

73/800

Secondary Class

356/32

Application Number

05/761128

Filing Date

January 1977

Patent Number

US4119380

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo

Publication Date

10-10-1978

Patent Country

US

Language

en_US

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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