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Please email me if you have any better information on these events.

Veqter is also maintaining a list of residual stress conferences.

Major Residual Stress Conferences:

Conference Date & location Details
2021: Meca-SENS 2021: Stress Evaluation by Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation. 25-28 Novemer 2021 Prague,Czech Republic. Hybrid - in person or virtual Book of abstacts is still available on webite.

ICRS 11, the 11th International Conference on Residual Stresses.

Nancy, France.
March 27-30, 2022.
Now also available for remote access.

Preliminary program on website.

North American Residual Stress Summit Postponed indefinitely
2024: ECRS: The European Conference on Residual Stresses (every 4 years). Czech Republic 2024
2023: SEM Annual Conference Albuquerque, NM Several organized residual stress sessions are planned. Email prime@lanl.gov if you would like to organize a session

2022 Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference, June 13-16, Pittsburgh, PA USA

Will have several organized sessions on residual stress! Program available

There will be a Residual Stress 101 Course taught on Sunday. See Program/Courses

Residual Stress 101

This course aims to cover a broad, practical introduction to residual stresses for students, researchers, and industrialists with an interest in the subject. We cover the most practically important aspects of residual stress, things that are fairly simple but often counterintuitive, poorly understood, or just not widely known. Most of this material is not covered by coursework for engineers or material scientists. We will answer the most important questions: What are residual stresses and where do they come from? What effects do they have? How are the stress components throughout a body interrelated? How can you measure residual stresses? How can you use residual stress knowledge in models to predict failures or other issues? How can you use superposition to simplify many calculations? Along the way we will point out pitfalls to avoid and mistakes that appear in the literature.

Michael Prime–Los Alamos National Laboratory;
Michael Hill–University of California, Davis;
Adrian DeWald–Hill Engineering;
Iuliana Cernatescu–Pratt & Whitney;
Jeff Bunn–Oak Ridge National Laboratory;
Gary Schajer–University of British Colombia

1. Introduction of instructors and students
2. Introduction and why do we care

  • a. What are residual stresses?
  • b. How do they arise?
  • c. What do they do and why do we care?
  • d. Fatigue, fracture, distortion, the effect on property measurements

3. Practical Mechanics of Residual Stress

  • a. Stress, strain, elastic strain as applied to residual stress
  • b. What makes an admissible residual stress field and why does that matter?
  • c. Global equilibrium
  • d. Boundary Conditions
  • e. Local equilibrium: stress components are not independent
  • f. Superposition and calculating deformations and changes in residual stress as, for example, a crack grows

4. Residual Stress Measurement

  • a. Introduction
  • b. Relaxation methods
  • c. Optical methods (Holography, DIC, etc.)
  • d. Neutron Diffraction
  • e. X-ray Diffraction

5. Residual Stress Applications.
6. Accounting for residual stress in fatigue analysis
7. Engineered residual stress

Date/Time: Sunday, June 12, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $500/$250 student




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