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Mapping of Changes Induced by Microwave Heating in a Common Photoelastic Plastic - Towards an Effective Control of Thermal Runaway

Adekunle Oloyede, Ayodele Olofinjana and Paul Groombridge
School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering
Queensland University of Technology, GPO. Box 2434, Brisbane
Queensland, Australia.
Email: k.oloyede@qut.edu.au.



Theoretical Background of the Stress- strain relationship

Experiments and Methodology

Preliminary Results & Analysis

Results and Discussion



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