Photoelasitc Analysis of Free-Standing Stairs

by K. Chandrashekhara, Assoc. Prof.; Indian Inst. of Sci., Bangalore, India,
P. Srinivasan, Sr. Res. Fellow; Indian Inst. of Sci., Bangalore, India,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 12, Pg. 2836-2841

Document Type: Journal Paper


A detailed investigation has been conducted on a free-standing stairs model subjected to its own weight using photoelasticity, the results of which are reported herein. The photoelastic results have been compared with the results obtained from some of the approximate theoretical solutions, and the differences in the results have been brought out.

Subject Headings: Stairs | Stress distribution

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