The book highlights the invaluable importance of reviving photoelectricity with emotion and its use in various fields and teaching students the concept of stress analysis to understand the nature of the field of stress.
Professor K. of the Faculty of Physics, IIT Madras, UK. Has published a digital book written by Ramesh, who has written a book on ‘Mahesh K.’ Chair Professor ‘. The book, entitled ‘Developments in Photo Elasticity – A Renaissance’, was written by Prof. K.S. Based on decades of active research by Ramesh and his students.
This digital book highlights in one volume the use of photoelectricity to understand complex problems such as understanding biological systems through their movements, which can help build flexible robots for disaster management, improve agricultural productivity by understanding the pressures developed at plant roots, and other applications. Needle-shaped role in epidural injection.
‘Developments in Photoilasticity – A Renaissance’ was unveiled today (February 14, 2022) at a virtual event in the presence of Krishna Mahesh, Managing Director of Sundaram Brake Linings Ltd. and Founder-CEO of Sundaram Medical Devices (P) Ltd., Professor. V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, Prof. Mahesh Panchganula, Dean (Alumni and Corporate Relations), IIT Madras and other faculty and staff of the Institute.
In addition to the many basic applications of mechanical science, the book discusses various applications of photoelectricity, from rapid prototyping to neurobiology, plant biology, biomaterials, biometrics, granular materials, soft matter, glass stress analysis, and complex modeling.
Photoilasticity is an experimental technique used to express the phenomenon of temporary bi-reflexes induced by fringe patterns, especially colors, in-service loading on stress / strain areas in models / structures. The book presents an authoritative treatment of transmission photoelasticity, reflection photoelasticity, three-dimensional photoelasticity, photoplasticity and digital photoelasticity.
With the advancement of image processing, a detailed discussion of the time-tested development of data acquisition and automation of processing forms the primary part of the book. The book assumes significance because it highlights the importance of photoelastic analysis in improving numerical simulations through various case studies, from precision glass lens molding used in cell phone cameras to the study of interventions widely used in industry.
The book offers the necessary background for the use of a virtual polariscope called P_Scope®, which can be an essential teaching tool for explaining the intricacies of difficult mechanics through online mode delivery during this epidemic, ”added Professor Ramesh. The software is available at affordable rates from IIT Madras to integrate with the academic curriculum of various courses taught in engineering colleges as well as polytechnics.
Professor Arun Menon, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, highlighted the potential of technology with the rapid development of modern prototyping for the development of truly different models of concrete for the study of metal sponges as well as basic research in civil engineering. Visual understanding of the stress field through a prototype study of granite masonry has indirectly contributed to the restoration of the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand, which was done by an IIT Madras team led by Professor Arun Menon.
The writing style is clear and friendly to scientists and engineers across different domains which enables them to adopt and use innovative light elastic techniques in their respective disciplines.