Measurement of non-uniform residual stresses by combined moire interferometry and hole-drilling method : Theory, experimental method and applications

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-574
Journal / PublicationActa Mechanica Sinica/Lixue Xuebao
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


Hole-drilling method is one of the most convenient methods for engineering residual stress measurement. Combined with moire interferometry to obtain the relaxed whole-field displacement data, hole-drilling technique can be used to solve non-uniform residual stress problems, both in-depth and in-plane. The theory of moire interferometry and incremental hole-drilling for non-uniform residual stress measurement is introduced. Three dimensional finite element model is constructed by ABAQUS to obtain the coefficients for the residual stress calculation. An experimental system including real-time measurement, automatic data processing and residual stress calculation is established. The applications for non-uniform in-depth residual stress of surface nanocrystalline material and non-uniform in-plane residual stress of friction stir welding are presented.

Research Area(s)

  • Friction stir welding, Hole-drilling, Moire interferometry, Nanocrystalline, Residual stress