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2013. . No. 1(59) - Mar 2013, pp. 62-64

Stress Measurements in Glass and Plastics by Optical Hole-Drilling

M. Laakkonen

Quantitative residual stress depth profile measurements are common for metallic parts but not in glass or plastic. This article describes some experiments by hole-drilling with ESPI in two types of glasses and two thermoplastics.
Stress measurements on laminated and toughened glass specimens produced the expected results: low stresses in the former and significant compressive stresses near the surface in the latter for the as-is condition. Since the bending stresses change little within the comparatively small depth range, measurements under bending should and do show slightly higher tensile stresses within the whole depth range.

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