New Method of Full-Field Stress Analysis and Measurement Using Photoelasticity
Journal article, 2010

Photoelastic measurements provide a means to obtain a meaningful representation of the stress state in a granular material over the full area of a plane-strain sample without the need to place stress transducers inside the sample. This method uses the property of non-crystalline materials to become optically anisotropic when put under stress. To measure the resultant relative retardation of a light beam transmitted through a model built from glass grains and a liquid with a matching refractive index in the pores, a full-field polariscope has been built. This setup is able to characterize the stress state in the full-field of the sample with only seven intensity measurements. A plane-strain pile penetration test is used as an example.



Jelke Dijkstra

Wout Broere

Geotechnical Testing Journal

0149-6115 (ISSN)

Vol. 33 6 GTJ102672-

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

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