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Experimental Method Of Caustics For Civil And Mechanical Engineering Students

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

Publication Date

June 12, 2005

Start Date

June 12, 2005

End Date

June 15, 2005



Conference Session

Mechanics, Machine Design & Mechanisms

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10.612.1 - 10.612.10



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Nashwan Younis

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The ever-increasing industrial demand for more sophisticated structural and machine components requires a good understanding of the concepts of stress, strain, and behavior of materials. In particular, stress concentrations are a major concern for engineers. Experimental investigations provide the required tool to understand the development of stress concentrations. This paper proposes the use of the optical method of caustics to study the development of stress concentration around circular holes. The goal of these demonstrations is to improve the students’ comprehension in mechanics of materials as well as in structural and machine design.

Younis, N. (2005, June), Experimental Method Of Caustics For Civil And Mechanical Engineering Students Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--15333

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