The aim of the paper is to assess the effect of residual stresses on the damage of the slide bearer. To quantify the residual stresses, the drilling method using SINT MTS 3000 drilling machine was chosen. The tensometric rosette application areas were determined based on the analysis of the results obtained by numerical modeling using the finite element method. Experimental measurement was performed on one unused slide bearer and on the other one, which during its present operation had completed about 9.106cycles. At the end of the paper, the analysis of the measured residual stress values in chosen locations is presented.
Anchoring parts of technical systems are often damaged due to the heavy forces acting on these systems during their operation. For that reason, various modifications are suggested and created on the anchoring screws, which should help to reduce the mechanical stress values in a place of the first load-bearing thread of a female screw. For the determination of stress fields on the surface of a plane model of a threaded joint, two non-contact optical methods were used – conventional transmission photoelasticimetry and modern digital image correlation.