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2024 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics

Hill Engineering will be presenting at the 2024 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics in Vancouver, WA, from June 3rd through June 6th. We invite you to come see us!

This conference focuses on all areas of research and applications pertaining to experimental mechanics and has evolved to encompass the latest technologies supporting optical methods; additive & advanced manufacturing; dynamic behavior of materials; biological systems; micro-and nano mechanics; fatigue and fracture; composite and multifunctional materials; residual stress; inverse problem methodologies; thermomechanics; and time dependent materials. Hill Engineering’s presentation will include a summary of recent work related to residual stress measurement using the hole drilling method. The abstract text is presented below.

Hole drilling is a measurement technique used to determine near surface residual stresses and has been codified in ASTM E837-20. In ASTM E837-20, the minimum allowable distance to a free edge is prescribed as 1.5 times the gauge circle diameter. This work examines the effect arising from the distance from a free edge on a hole drilling measurement and provides an approach to determine residual stress for measurements where the edge distance is closer than that currently permitted by ASTM E837-20. Numerical experiments were performed to understand how the compliance matrices change when the distance from a hole drilling measurement to a free edge varies. In addition, a series of hole drilling measurements were performed at various distances from a free edge using a shot peened aluminum plate with a nominally equibiaxial stress state to demonstrate the approach. The numerical experiments determined that the use of corrected compliance matrices is appropriate when the edge distance is as small as 0.35 times the gauge circle diameter. Physical measurements supported the use of custom compliance matrices for a given free edge distance and specimen thicknesses.

If you are planning to attend the conference please stop by to discuss Hill Engineering’s capabilities in fatigue analysis and design and residual stress measurement. Please contact us for more information.