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Commercial Tools on Digital Photoelasticity Developed in an Academic Environment

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Dear Colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention as well as share an excellent standing-out example of an outcome of decades of focused academic research as commercial software which finds usage in several industries such as biomedical, electrical, aerospace, civil, mechanical, manufacturing, biological, and agriculture.

Prof. Krishnamurthi Ramesh from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras has developed three photoelastic image processing software packages: DigiTFP®, PSIF, and DigiPhoto from his three decades of fundamental research in the area of digital photoelasticity. These are the state-of-the-art and first comprehensive software packages available for experimentally-based photoelastic stress analysis. These tools can authentically process the recorded images using the software for making realistic observations and deriving conclusions. On an industrial scale, these assist in the decision-making process involved in the designing of structural parts subjected to complex loading and boundary conditions.

Similarly, a photoelastic image-simulating software package P_Scope® is also released which could potentially bring a renaissance in solid mechanics education. This tool can be useful in Departments of Mechanical Sciences, Physics as well as in Biomedical education - where Photoelasticity is increasingly used for deciding the design of prosthetic development, dentistry as well ocular applications. The package is standalone and configured for easy adaptation in lecture classes as well as conducting laboratory sessions.


Here's a article in media.


All the software modules are priced very economically.


About the author:

Prof. K. Ramesh is currently K Mahesh Chair Professor at the Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras, and also a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He is the first Indian in the last sixty years to receive the prestigious M. M. Frocht award in 2023 from the Society for Experimental Mechanics, USA for his outstanding contributions as an educator in the field of Experimental Mechanics. He has also been the first researcher from India to have received the Zandman Award from the same society in 2012 for his outstanding contributions in the field of the application of photoelastic coatings.

His excellent lectures are open source and can be accessed from Youtube:

Playlist on Strength of Materials

Playlist on Engineering Mechanics

Playlist on Engineering Fracture Mechanics

Playlist on Experimental Stress Analysis



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