Could you briefly explain your role and involvement with residual stress?
I am an engineering specialist in nickel base superalloys for aero engine applications except turbine blades.
What is the number one challenge facing engineers working in residual stress in today’s current market?
Effect of residual stress on fatigue is not clear.
What is the most exciting development in this field at the moment, either within your organisation or in the industry in general?
More measurement methods have become mature and readily accessible, e.g., contour, FIB-DIC etc.
Where do you see the future of residual stress and structural integrity going over the next 5 – 10 years?
What topics are you most looking forward to discussing at this year’s seminar?
There are several topics:
Why is it important for engineers to join events like this?
- Micro-residual stress measurement
- Residual stress and crack propagation
- How to differentiate between the effect of residual stress and work hardening at the shot-peened surface?
To learn if there is a limit in what we do – what can be realistically measured and what can be modeled.