Contact caustics measurements expanded to anisotropic materials

Bakić, Ante and Semenski, Damir and Jecić, Stjepan (2011) Contact caustics measurements expanded to anisotropic materials. = Contact caustics measurements expanded to anisotropic materials. Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, 11 (3). pp. 497-505. ISSN 1644-9665. Vrsta rada: ["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined]. Kvartili JCR: Q2 (2011). Točan broj autora: 3.

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Regions with high stress gradients represent critical zones of engineering structures, such as crack tip or vicinity of the contact zone. The optical method of caustics is one of the few experimental methods which provide applicable results in these locations. This method was originally developed for crack-tip measurements of stress intensity factors and J-integral for isotropic and then for anisotropic materials. Subsequently, it was extended to the contact problems, where the size and the shape of caustics are related to the amount and the inclination of loading force. Here, the application of the method of caustics is extended to the analysis of contact problems for mechanically anisotropic materials. This makes the caustics method widely applicable to the analysis of any high stress gradient locations in a structure.

Item Type: Article (["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined])
Keywords (Croatian): Caustics; Composites; Contact
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 200 Department of Engineering Mechanics > 220 Chair of Experimental Mechanics
Indexed in Web of Science: Yes
Indexed in Current Contents: No
Quartiles: Q2 (2011)
Citations SCOPUS: 2 (05.12.2016.)
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2015 12:56
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 14:15

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