Preface – Experimental Stress Analysis


Experimental Stress Analysis deals with the actual stresses developed in a structural manner subjected to external forces and moments using experimental techniques such as photo-elasticity, strain gauges, brittle coating and moiré and fringe techniques. In many institutions, an experimental stress analysis laboratory is developed due to the importance of the subject.

This book contains 13 chapters. A chapter on Aircraft Structures has been intentionally added to help students of aerospace engineering and aeronautical engineering. A chapter on Elementary Elasticity has been provided for the analysis of strains, stresses and displacements.

I have take utmost care has to eliminate any typographical error or error due to miscalculations; however, I will appreciate feedback from readers.


U. C. Jindal