Author: Atilla ÖZÜTOK, Ahmet Yalçın AKÖZ

Publishing Date: 2008

ISSN: 2147-9364

Volume 23 Issue 1


Principal Stress direction and their difference can be obtained directly by the photoelastic experiments using the isoclonic and isochromatic fringe patterns respectively. To obtain the individual principal stresses or the elements of the stress tensor, additional operation is required. The way for obtaining the elements of the stress tensor is called the separation method. In this study, the adaptation of the Boundary Integral Equation to photoelasticity is investigated as a separation techniques that the stress distribution in a square plate which is loaded by concentrated forces on natural edges along symmetry axis is investigated.

Key Words: Photoelasticity; Boundary element method; separation method

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