Our latest case study discusses our Broad Application for Modeling Failure (BAMF) software.
Broad Application for Modeling Failure (BAMF) enables fatigue crack growth analysis of parts with non-standard geometry, loading, and residual stress conditions through the implementation of multi-point fracture mechanics (MPFM). This user-friendly software environment provides structural analysts and engineers a tool to accurately and efficiently complete challenging fatigue crack growth problems.
Image from a BAMF analysis showing the stress in a specimen with a small crack near a hole
Click here to visit the case study page and read more about this powerful tool. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
Hill Engineering will be presenting at the upcoming Propulsion Safety & Sustainment Conference (PS&S) in Denver, CO on April 20th through April 23rd. We invite you to come see us. The mission of this conference is to proactively address or prevent problems with safety, readiness, reliability and sustainment within the tri-service turbine engine fleet, through the transition of existing and emerging technologies. Hill Engineering’s presentation will include a summary of recent work related to predicting residual stress and airfoil distortion from shot peening and laser shock peening. The abstract text is presented below. Continue reading Propulsion Safety & Sustainment Conference 2020
In addition to residual stress, family pets are a special subject here at the office. This year at Hill Engineering, we’re starting a new blog series that highlights our four-legged friends. Don’t think that we forgot about animals with less than four legs, they’re coming up next! To kick things off, let’s meet Delta. Continue reading HE Pet Spotlight: Delta
Today, we’ve released the newest episode of our vlog: Residual Stress 101. The video is a return to basics, discussing the core of what it is we do here at Hill Engineering.
If you haven’t checked out our YouTube channel, it might be time. Our mission is to post content that helps highlight the capabilities of our organization, so that everyone can see how and why residual stress is important to their manufacturing processes.
Today’s post is a broad overview of what residual stress is, including the several techniques for measuring residual stress found in our lab. Look for future content that delves further into each technique, and contact us if you have any further questions or want to see a video related to something we haven’t discussed.
Following the inputs from our user community, we continue to develop new capability in the Broad Application for Modeling Failure (BAMF) software. We are happy to announce the new version of BAMF (7.0) is now available, which includes several significant enhancements that improve the usability of BAMF and adds to the state-of-the-art capability not available in other fatigue analysis tools. Continue reading BAMF version 7.0 release
As we move into 2020, we wanted to reflect on some of the highlights from the past year at Hill Engineering. We’d also like to take a moment to say thank you to all of our customers, collaborators, and supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. Continue reading 2019 Highlights at Hill Engineering
This year has been filled to the brim with social events for Hill Engineering. From our company picnic to camping at Lake Tahoe to the ever popular “Board Games Night”, there was fun to be had by everyone. Continue reading Social Events 2019 recap
Cold hole expansion (Cx or cold expansion for short) of fastener holes is a technique that has been widely used in the aircraft industry to improve the fatigue performance of structural components. The cold hole expansion process introduces compressive residual stress near the vicinity of the hole that slows crack growth and can significantly improve fatigue performance. Continue reading Case Study: cold hole expansion process modeling