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Making the cut for the contour method

Bouchard, P. John; Ledgard, Peter; Hiller, Stan and Hosseinzadh Torknezhad, Foroogh (2012). Making the cut for the contour method. In: 15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, 22-27 July 2012, Porto, Portugal.

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The contour method is becoming an increasingly popular measurement technique for mapping residual stress in engineering components. The accuracy of the technique is critically dependent on the quality of the cut performed. This paper presents results from blind cutting trials on austenitic stainless steel using electro-discharge machines made by three manufacturers. The suitability of the machines is assessed based on the surface finish achieved, risk of wire breakages and the nature of cutting artefacts introduced.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
Keywords: residual stress; wire EDM; surface quality
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
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Item ID: 34114
Depositing User: Anne Green
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2012 08:43
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 21:43
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