X-Ray Diffraction Measurement of Residual Stresses in Thick, Multi-Pass Steel Weldments

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C. O. Ruud, R. N. Pangborn, P. S. DiMascio, D. J. Snoha

The Pennsylvania State University, Materials Research Laboratory and Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, University Park, Pa. 16802

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 107(2), 185-191 (May 01, 1985) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3264432 History: Received July 10, 1984; Revised December 11, 1984; Online November 05, 2009


A unique X-ray diffraction instrument for residual stress measurement has been developed that provides for speed, ease of measurement, accuracy, and economy of surface stress measurement. Application of this instrument with a material removal technique, e.g., electropolishing, has facilitated detailed, high resolution studies of three-dimensional stress fields. This paper describes the instrumentation and techniques applied to conduct the residual stress measurement and presents maps of the residual stress data obtained for the surfaces of a heavy 2 1/4 Cr 1 Mo steel plate weldment.

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