photoelasticity

noun
pho·​to·​elasticity | \ "+ \

Definition of photoelasticity

: the property exhibited by transparent isotropic solids of becoming doubly refracting when subjected to either tensile or compressive stress making possible a detailed study of the stress distribution from the patterns observed when the solid is examined in a polariscope

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History and Etymology for photoelasticity

International Scientific Vocabulary phot- + elasticity

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“Photoelasticity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photoelasticity. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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