TITLE

Stress management

AUTHOR(S)
Sell, Christopher
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);12/10/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7665, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that a new luminescent paint, developed by researchers at the University of Florida, could change the face of stress and strain experiments by highlighting flaws in prototype versions of drive-shafts, axles and other parts, allowing them to he produced more quickly and with less chance of breakage. According to Peter Ifju, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Florida, and one of the inventors, the coating means a part can be assessed in two to three days, whereas traditional strain gauges can take months. Designers spray on the paint, dry it and allow it to cure overnight under UV lamps. Then, as light is transmitted through the chemicals that make up the paint, its polarization changes in direct proportion to the amount of strain the part is experiencing.
ACCESSION #
15359128

 

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