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Experimental Mechanics of Solids

Sciammarella, Cesar A. / Sciammarella, Federico M.

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1. Edition April 2012
776 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-0-470-68953-0
John Wiley & Sons

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Using extensive diagrams and illustrations, Modern Experimental Mechanics of Solids: Theory, Techniques, Instrumentation and Applications is a comprehensive introduction to the topics, technologies and methods of experimental mechanics of solids. It begins by establishing the fundamentals of continuum mechanics, explaining key areas such as the equations used, stresses and strains and two and three-dimensional problems. All of the current computer technology methods, as well as the practical ones, are included to ensure that the book provides information essential to the reader in practical or research applications.

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Experimental solid mechanics is the study of materials to determine their physical properties. This study might include performing a stress analysis or measuring the extent of displacement, shape, strain and stress which a material suffers under controlled conditions. In the last few years there have been remarkable developments in experimental techniques that measure shape, displacement and strains and these sorts of experiments are increasingly conducted using computational techniques.

Experimental Mechanics of Solids is a comprehensive introduction to the topics, technologies and methods of experimental mechanics of solids. It begins by establishing the fundamentals of continuum mechanics, explaining key areas such as the equations used, stresses and strains, and two and three dimensional problems. Having laid down the foundations of the topic, the book then moves on to look at specific techniques and technologies with emphasis on the most recent developments such as optics and image processing. Most of the current computational methods, as well as practical ones, are included to ensure that the book provides information essential to the reader in practical or research applications.

Key features:
* Presents widely used and accepted methodologies that are based on research and development work of the lead author
* Systematically works through the topics and theories of experimental mechanics including detailed treatments of the Moire, Speckle and holographic optical methods
* Includes illustrations and diagrams to illuminate the topic clearly for the reader
* Provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic, and also acts as a quick reference guide

This comprehensive book forms an invaluable resource for graduate students and is also a point of reference for researchers and practitioners in structural and materials engineering.

About the Authors xvii

Preface xix

Foreword xxi

1 Continuum Mechanics - Historical Background 1

References 19

2 Theoretical Stress Analysis - Basic Formulation of Continuum Mechanics. Theory of Elasticity 21

References 39

3 Strain Gages - Introduction to Electrical Strain Gages 41

References 71

4 Strain Gages Instrumentation - TheWheatstone Bridge 75

References 109

5 Strain Gage Rosettes: Selection, Application and Data Reduction 111

References 121

6 Optical Methods - Introduction 123

References 154

7 Optical Methods - Interference and Diffraction of Light 155

References 181

8 Optical Methods - Fourier Transform 183

References 205

9 Optical Methods - Computer Vision 207

References 249

10 Optical Methods - Discrete Fourier Transform 251

References 283

11 Photoelasticity - Introduction 285

References 311

12 Photoelasticity Applications 313

References 383

13 Techniques that Measure Displacements 387

References 432

14 Moir´e Method. Coherent Ilumination 435

References 456

15 Shadow Moir´e & Projection Moir´e - The Basic Relationships 459

References 482

16 Moir´e Contouring Applications 485

References 520

17 Reflection Moir´e 523

References 545

18 Speckle Patterns and Their Properties 547

References 581

19 Speckle 2 583

References 606

20 Digital Image Correlation (DIC) 607

References 628

21 Holographic Interferometry 631

References 677

22 Digital and Dynamic Holography 681

References 721

Index 723
"The book is highly recommended as a textbook in courses of experimental mechanics and can be used as a basis on which the researcher, the student and the practitioner can develop their ideas and promote research and applications of the experimental methods in engineering problems. The connection and interrelation of the various optical techniques is astonishing." (Wiley Experimental Techniques journal, 2012)