RE: Why RP? Stress Analysis....

From: Holmquest, Jennifer A (
Date: Wed Jul 23 1997 - 16:10:52 EEST


Check out the proceedings from the October 30 - November 1, 1995
Integration of FEA and Structural Testing with Rapid Prototyping
(IFSTRP) Conference held by the Society for Experimental Mechanics
(SEM). There were many good presentations on photoelastic and
thermoelastic stress analysis of RP models, as well as FEA correlation
with structural testing. You can contact SEM at:

Jennifer Holmquest

Boeing Rotorcraft
Military Technology
P.O. Box 16858 M/S P10-84
Philadelphia, PA, USA 19142-0858


>From: Christian Antoniutti[]
>Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 1997 4:53 AM
>To: RP Mailing List
>Subject: Why RP? Stress Analysis....
>Hi to all RP Community members,
>I am doing some research on mechanical behaviour (stress and strain
>measurement) of RP models compared to the original parts.
>I wondered if this topic has been investigated...
>I noticed that the mayor concern of RP People is to get better materials
>and to achieve the best Rapid Tooling...
>I thought it could be possible to create RP parts in materials that are
>different from the real part and do experimental testing (strain gages,
>SPATE or others, photoelasticity, etc.) and compare the results, without
>the aim of having the same (or similar) material, but considering that
>you have different material.
>Anyone has some experience in this field, or some opinion that convinces
>me that this is not feasible??
>Thank you all
>* Christian Antoniutti
>* Department of Mechanical Engineering - DIEGM
>* University of Udine
>* Via delle Scienze, 208
>* 33100 Udine - ITALY
>* email:
>* fax: +39 432 558251
>* voice: +39 432 558260
>* www:

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