Using FEA Simulation and Photoelasticity Techniques to observe Integrated Stress Pattern for Transparent Polycarbonate Rectangular Specimen having Arc Feature

Year : 2024 | Volume :12 | Issue : 03 | Page : 55-63

Om Prakash Sondhiya

Roopesh Tiwari

  1. Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Engineering &Technology, DAVV,Indore Madhya Pradesh India
  2. HOD , Department of Mechanical Engineering, SAGE University, Indore Madhya Pradesh India


In the fields of mechanics and materials science, photoelasticity is a reliable experimental method that provides a visual evaluation and analysis of the distribution of stress in materials that are transparent or translucent. This non-destructive testing technique uses the special property of materials known as birefringence, or double refraction, to visualise stress on a model under load. The process involves building a physical model that mimics real-world structures, applying mechanical stress to the model, and carefully choosing a suitable photo elastic material that exhibits birefringence. The material undergoes birefringence when it is under stress, which causes changes to its optical characteristics. As a consequence, different stress levels are reflected in the pattern, which makes it easier to identify stress concentrations and possible failure areas and offers insights into how materials behave under varied circumstances. In the current study, a photoelasticity unit was used to evaluate the compact circular specimen under four different stresses. Next, a comparison was made between the experimental analysis’s results and those from the ANSYS simulation

Keywords: Polarization, Photo elasticity, Polari Scope, Stress, Isochromatic and Isoclinic Fringes.

[This article belongs to Journal of Polymer and Composites(jopc)]

How to cite this article: Om Prakash Sondhiya, Roopesh Tiwari. Using FEA Simulation and Photoelasticity Techniques to observe Integrated Stress Pattern for Transparent Polycarbonate Rectangular Specimen having Arc Feature. Journal of Polymer and Composites. 2024; 12(03):55-63.
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Volume 12
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Received January 9, 2024
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Published April 18, 2024