• The slitting method is an ideal technique for measurement of residual stresses on a plane of interest. It is faster and easier to implement experimentally than most traditional methods.
  • This book presents the analyses and computations for the slitting method and its applications to residual stress measurement. Covering both near-surface and through-thickness residual stress measurements, it serves as a reference tool for graduate students, researchers and practicing engineers: the general expressions for residual stresses acting on the site of a slit; the analysis based on the fracture mechanics solutions and finite element computations; the estimations using continuous and piecewise functions with and without least squares fit; examples of residual stress measurement and error analysis; the initial strain approach for residual stress measurement; and the  measurement of stress intensity factors.
  • It also discusses the role of residual stresses from a view of fracture mechanics and provides detailed solutions and computer code in C++ for computation of compliances.
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