Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 54–59 | Cite as

On residual-stress measurements in light truck wheels using the hole-drilling method

  • C. L. Chow
  • C. H. Cundiff


An investigation of the effect of drilling speed, milling-cutter wear, drilling mode, and applied drilling force on residual-stress measurements in a light truck wheel using a milling guide manufactured by Measurements Group, Inc. is described. The milling variables chosen were used to minimize the residual stresses induced by the introduction of a hole into the wheel material. An improved hole-drilling procedure was developed and found to be successful in the residual-stress measurements for a light truck wheel.


Mechanical Engineer Drilling Fluid Dynamics Measurement Group Drilling Speed 
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List of Symbols


hole radius


radius from center of a hole to a point on a circle assumingba


Young's modulus


stress and strain in proportionality constants








radial coordinate



σp, σq

principal stresses


angle measured counterclockwise from ε3 to the maximum principal stress


Poisson's ratio

ε1, ε2, ε3

strains of gage nos. 1, 2 and 3 respectively

εrr, εθθ

residual and circumferential strains respectively


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© Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. L. Chow
    • 1
  • C. H. Cundiff
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Hong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Research & Development CenterBF Goodrich CompanyBrecksville

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