Prerequisite: Introduction to Materials Science, Mechanics of Solids 1
Introduction. Strain measurement techniques. Use of the finite element method for stress determination. Computer aided data acquisition and processing. Elastic properties and plastic yield in tension and shear. Buckling, vibration and bending under combined stresses of beam elements. Principle of opto mechanical measurements. Two dimensional photoelasticity.
In-plane and out-of- plane Moire. Determination of stress intensity factors using Optical Method of Caustics.