Accession Number : AD0284316

Title :   EXPLORATORY STUDIES IN PHOTOMECHANICS

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV N Y SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : BECKER,HERBERT ; ZACHAR,ANDREW W.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Exploratory tests were conducted on a specially designed and fabricated photoviscoelastic plastic in order to develop a form for the relationship between fringe order and the mechanical behavior of the plastic. Because of the possible dependence of fringe order upon both stress and strain, th relationship has been termed 'the photomechanical law.' The results which have been obtained so far were inconclusive. In addition, numerous problem areas were discovered which indicate the type of program which may lead to the photomechanical law. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PHOTOELASTICITY, CREEP, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PLASTIC PROPERTIES, PLASTICS, STRESSES, TEST METHODS, TESTS, THEORY, VISCOSITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE