Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 24–26 | Cite as

Measurement of residual stress by the hole-drilling method: On the direction of maximum residual stress

  • Jia-Yong Wang


A rigorous and analytical criterion for determining the direction of maximum residual stress is presented. Based on this criterion, a simple intuitive method which is independent—not only of the reference coordinate, but also of the order of gage numbers—is also presented to determine the direction of maximum residual stress.


Mechanical Engineer Residual Stress Fluid Dynamics Analytical Criterion Reference Coordinate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jia-Yong Wang
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  1. 1.Harbin University of Science and TechnologyHarbinPeople's Republic of China

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