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Special Issue of Experimental Mechanics

We are in the process of organizing a special Issue of Experimental Mechanics, the journal of the Society for Experimental Mechanics. The issue will be devoted to Advances in Residual Stress Technology in honor of Prof. Drew Nelson of Stanford University, for teaching several thousand engineering students about the importance of residual stresses and for developing new optically based approaches for measurement of residual stresses, along with studies of residual stress effects on fatigue. To date, we have accepted proposed paper topics from almost 20 world-leading authors from around the globe.

The Experimental Mechanics themed issue on Advances in Residual Stress Technology aims to bring out contributions that focus on the latest developments in the field of residual stress measurement and analysis. The issue is intended to provide readers with an appreciation for the important role of residual stresses in engineering. We are interested in papers with emphasis on residual stress measurements, modelling of residual stresses and effects of residual stresses on material performance. The themed issue will mainly focus on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • recent developments in macroscale and microscale residual stress measurements by X-ray and neutron diffraction, slitting and contour methods, hole drilling and related methods, optical approaches (including piezo-spectroscopic techniques), and other methods
  • computational modeling of processes that generate residual stresses along with comparisons with measurements
  • recent examples of residual stress measurements for all types of engineering materials including composites and those fabricated by additive manufacturing
  • residual stress measurements and models for biological materials in arteries, bones, organs, etc. and the influence of residual stresses on biomechanical behavior
  • experimental results on effects of residual stresses on material performance (fatigue or other aspects of performance); prediction of effects with comparisons to data
Photograph of Adrian DeWald (left) and Prof. Drew Nelson (right) at the 2019 SEM Annual Conference

Stay tuned for future updates on the special issue, which is scheduled to appear in print June 2022. If you have any questions about the special issue or any of the services we offer, feel free to contact us.