Analysis of a Complex Shape Chain Plate Using Transmission Photoelasticity
The stresses and its distribution in complex shape chain plate geometry play a critical role in the fatigue life performance of a chain assembly. However, it is difficult to identify the stress distribution and stress concentration zones precisely using only the conventional industrial friendly tools such as routine quality control test, breaking load test and numerical computations. In this context the transmission photoelastic technique has made it possible to identify the stress distribution, its concentration and also to quantify the stress and strain at any point in the chain plate. This paper explains how transmission photoelastic technique is used to estimate the stress distribution and its concentration zones in a complex chain plate when it is loaded.
N. Dasari and K. Ramesh, "Analysis of a Complex Shape Chain Plate Using Transmission Photoelasticity", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 2623-2627, 2012