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Digital Photoelasticity

Advanced Techniques and Applications

  • K. Ramesh
  • The book describes the combination of the stress-analysis technique of photoelasticity with modern computer methods like digital image processing

  • He gives an outlook how this automated photoelasticity can be used in innovative industrial methods like rapid prototyping and rapid tooling

  • The CD-ROM contains computer programs with algorithms and simulations, and color images


Table of contents

About this book


The principal objectives of the book are to provide an introduction to basic concepts and methodologies for digital photoelasticity and to develop a foundation on which the future researcher and student can develop his on ideas and promote research in formulation of problems in digital photoelasticity and application of these techniques to industries. Particular care has been taken to give a clear, straightforward, and simple presentation of various topics. In one volume it provides data acquisition by DIP techniques, data analysis by statistical techniques, data presentation by computer graphics and the use of Rapid Prototyping technologies to enhance the speed of the entire process. The book not only presents the various techniques but also provides time-tested software codes for important techniques. Exercises designed to support and extend the treatment have been placed at the end of each chapter.


Trend applied mechanics computer graphics data acquisition design development image processing mechanics software stress stress analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • K. Ramesh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyKanpurIndia

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Materials & Steel
Consumer Packaged Goods
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences


Excerpts from the Reviews of the book on Digital Photoelasticity(Pattern I)

The author has produced a first class text book that should find widespread use among students, researchers, and design engineers in many branches of engineering…..

Applied Mechanics Reviews 55(4) B69-B71 JUL 2002

The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM of the C source code of the programs referred to in the text along with some photoelasticity simulations and some hardware-specific code. The text is supported by ample end-of-chapter tutorial questions…..

Strain 38 85-86 2002

Bible of digital photoelasticity., 17 February, 2001

Not only beginners and students but also researchers, engineers and inspectors should read this book as a bible of photoelasticity.

….This is the first monograph in its field and forms a useful contribution…

Meas. Sci. Technol. 11 (December 2000) 1826-1827