Separation of Principal Stresses Using Blocked Boundary Element Method

  • Yasushi Mitsui
  • Shun-ya Yoshida
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The experimental method of photoelasticity has been widely applied to predict stress distribution in a model structure since the entire distribution can be observed visually[8]. However, many elaborate techniques and much experience are required to obtain experimental results with a high degree of accuracy. Furthermore, it is fairly troublesome and difficult to determine principal stresses throughout the model. Thus, the photoelastic method is not so commonly used, while numerical procedures have been broadly adopted for stress analysis.


Principal Stress Boundary Element Boundary Element Method internaL Point Isochromatic Fringe 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasushi Mitsui
    • 1
  • Shun-ya Yoshida
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringShinshu UniversityWakasato, Nagano 380Japan

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