The hole method problem relates to two inverse problems of interest: the first, most commonly addressed by practitioners, is to obtain residual stresses; the other, generally neglected, inverse problem can be posed as either a stress separation problem or a material elastic properties identification problem. In both this Paper I and Paper II, we pose and solve this dual hole method problem in an orthotropic plate, using computer generated moiré isothetics, by means of a non-linear least-squares approach. In Paper I we address the residual stress problem. In Paper II we pose the use of moiré isothetics as a means to achieve separation of stresses, but we deal with the determination of the five orthotropic elastic constants, four of which are independent.
- Inverse problem
- Residual stresses