EASI-STRESS at the International Conference on Residual Stresses (ICRS11) in Nancy, France
The EASI-STRESS project has the overall aim to strengthen industrial access and uptake of non-destructive synchrotron x-ray and neutron diffraction-based residual stress characterization tools by validation against accepted destructive techniques and development of protocols, in close collaboration with industry.
Since conferences about residual stress are among the most important events for our project, a large group of project partners from Cetim, University of Manchester, ESRF, ILL, DTI, Siemens Gamesa and Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon travelled to Nancy. The fruitful discussions after the presentations and during the poster sessions as well as at the stand during the coffee- and lunchbreaks (the latter dearly missed during almost two years of virtual events) enabled us to reach out to new contacts and to generally spread the word about EASI-STRESS’s goal to create an industrial standard for residual stress analysis by data obtained at large research infrastructures, such as synchrotrons and neutron sources. All of this made our participation in ICRS11 a great success.
Due to the fact that we brought some of our round robin samples as exhibit for the stand, we were even able to start a spontaneous cooperation with our neighbours of Veqter, a service provider in the field of residual stress analysis, who had brought their mobile ultrasonic strain analyser to the exhibition. So, an aluminium test casting was chosen for a quick scan. The first results were promising and a collaboration will be engaged for residual stress analysis by ultrasonic measurements and deep hole drilling.
EASI-STRESS would like to thank the organisers at Société Française de Métallurgie et de Matériaux (SF2M) and Institut Jean Lamour for the opportunity to present our project at ICRS11, all visitors at the stand for their interest and the fruitful discussions and the beautiful city of Nancy for the hospitality.