Document Type

Patent

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.

Patent Country

US

Patent Number

US4119380

Publication Date

10-10-1978

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo

Application Number

05/761128

Filing Date

January 1977

Primary Class

73/800

Secondary Class

356/32

Rights

These materials are free of copyright restrictions and are in the public domain within the United States only. The USPTO reserves the right to assert copyright protection internationally.

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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